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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Commit to quit: World No-Tobacco Day

3 June 2021

On Monday, 31 May, the World Health Organisation and global partners celebrated World No-Tobacco Day by raising awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. The theme for this year’s... Read More

Celebrating stories of hope with cancer survivors

2 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health is happy to celebrate with two patients from Groote Schuur Hospital, Mrs Ntuthu Sonjica and Mrs Fatima Meyer who have survived cancer. Read More

Elderly couple first to be vaccinated as new sites launch for vaccination

31 May 2021

Maria and Dexter Dowie were the first residents to be vaccinated in Bishop Lavis on Monday, 31 May 2021, when the day hospital launched its vaccination centre. Read More

Wait for appointment SMS before going to vaccination site

26 May 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health encourages residents to wait for their appointment SMS (date and place) before going to a vaccination site. Read More

Children suffering devastating, yet preventable, burns

24 May 2021

“Flame burns are devastating injuries with substantial lifelong physical and psychosocial consequences for the affected survivors and their families,” says Dr Gary Dos Passos, head of burns unit at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (... Read More

Over 60 and registered for your COVID vaccine? What to expect from Monday 24 May

23 May 2021

Following the conclusion of the first week of the Phase 2 vaccination programme for over 60 year-olds, which also includes Phase 1b for healthcare workers, the Department would like to advise citizens on what to expect this week (24-28 May).   Read More

What to expect from Monday 24 May – including Rural sites

22 May 2021

Over 60 and registered for your COVID vaccine?  Read More

Elderly married couple vaccinated together

21 May 2021

Elderly married couple of 58 years, Abraham Edmond Schilder (86) and his wife Maureen Roslyne Schilder (84) received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine together at the Yvonne Parfitt Place retirement home in Westridge, Mitchells Plain.  Read More

Vaccination rollout: What to expect from Monday 24 May

21 May 2021

Over 60 and registered for your COVID vaccine? Here’s what to expect from Monday 24 May  Read More

“Get Vaccinated!” Says 99-year-old vaccine

19 May 2021

Margaret Elizabeth Smith (99) and Mogamat Pandy (81) have both become the latest ambassadors for the Phase two COVID-19 vaccinations currently being rolled out across the Cape Metro.  Born on the 13th February 1922, Ms Smith, affectionately as known... Read More

Recap of Day 1 of phase 2 vaccination; first person to be vaccinated in WC

18 May 2021

On Tuesday the Western Cape Government launched phase 2 of its vaccination plan, focusing on those over 60 and the remaining health workers. Read More

WCG launches vaccine rollout to over 60s with Emeritus Archbishop Tutu

17 May 2021

On Monday 17th May the Western Cape Government launched Phase 2 of its vaccine rollout programme, starting with a group of elderly at Brooklyn Chest Hospital in Milnerton – one of the designated provincial vaccination sites. Read More

Over 60 and registered for your COVID-19 vaccine? Here's what to expect

14 May 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health will officially launch the province’s Phase 2 vaccination rollout on 17 May focusing on over 60s. We would like to advise citizens on what to expect as we move forward during this phase.   Read More

Flu vaccines made available for priority groups

12 May 2021

As we prepare for the upcoming winter season, Western Cape Government Health will be offering vulnerable groups the annua Read More

Living a positive life with Lupus amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

11 May 2021

May 10 is World Lupus Day and Tygerberg Hospital is raising awareness of the many faces of lupus and the impact that this debilitating autoimmune disease is having on the affected persons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

103-year-old among elderly group registered for vaccine in Delft

11 May 2021

Western Cape Government Health Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, nurses and community healthcare workers registered elderly community members in Delft on 10 May 2021 ahead of the phase two vaccine rollout programme. Read More

Seconds save lives - clean your hands

5 May 2021

Our hands do incredible work but can also be the cause of illness if not kept clean. Regular hand washing, i.e hand hygiene plays an important role in maintaining our health and those around us. Let’s make sure they are clean!   Read More

Vaccine registration brought to doorsteps of elderly residents

4 May 2021

Western Cape Government Health Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo joined hands with community healthcare workers to launch a door-to-door campaign and visited a local mall to register elderly community members on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (... Read More

75-year-old COVID-19 survivor shares vaccine excitement

29 April 2021

COVID-19 has claimed many lives over the past year and the rollout of vaccination campaigns across the world has brought much-needed hope to many people, particularly the elderly who have been hospitalised due to the virus. Read More

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