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News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

New Somerset Hospital to Lay a Cornerstone Celebrating 150 Years of Existence

16 August 2009

18 August 2009 marks the laying of the Cornerstone of the Western Cape Department of Health's New Somerset Hospital. Read More

Update on H1N1 in the Western Cape: 14 August 2009

13 August 2009

The latest statistics from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases reveal that 430 people in the Western Cape have tested positively for H1N1. Attached is a map of the province that shows the affected areas. Read More

Immunisation Measures Introduced to Prevent Child Deaths

11 August 2009

07 August 2009 Pneumonia and diarrhoea are worldwide public health issues and together account for about half the deaths in children below the age of five years. Read More

Update on H1N1 (Swine Flu) in the Western Cape: 12 August 2009

11 August 2009

The Cape Gateway hotline response call centre - 0860 142 142 - is receiving an increasing number of calls from the public. At the moment the call centre operates during office hours, and will also be available over the coming weekend. Read More

Invitation to the Pink and Blue Child Awareness Campaign

11 August 2009

We would like to invite you to join the Department of Health, TygerBear Foundation and more than 3000 children, well known performers and celebrities on Wednesday 12 August, from 10h00-12h00, in the celebration of the Pink & Blue Child Awareness... Read More

Update on H1N1 in the Western Cape

10 August 2009

Official confirmation of second death The National Institute for Communicable Diseases today confirmed that Johann Hack (42) of the Strand who died on Wednesday, 5 August 2009, was infected with the H1N1 virus. Read More

Pink & Blue Child Awareness Campaign

10 August 2009

On 12 August 2009 the Department of Health, Western Cape in conjunction with the TygerBear Foundation will officially celebrate the Pink & Blue Child Awareness Campaign.  Read More

H1N1 Update on Western Cape Government's Action Plan

9 August 2009

Western Cape Department of Health Pandemic Preparedness and Action Plan Read More

Promoting Women's Health

6 August 2009

July, August and September are Women's Health season in the Western Cape Health Department. During this time, all primary health care services focus attention on promoting the health and wellness of women. Read More

Update on Influenza A(H1N1)

6 August 2009

The Department of Health has had no official confirmation from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) of a second death. Read More

Status of the H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu) in the Western Cape

3 August 2009

Firstly, my deepest sympathy with the family of the student from the University of Stellenbosch, who lost their son last week. We are truly sorry for your loss. Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Calls for No Disruption of Essential Services During Municipal Strikes

27 July 2009

The Khayelitsha Community Health Centre in Site B was closed today, after striking municipal workers entered the building and drove people out with sjamboks. Read More

Security at Tygerberg Hospital Heightened after Disappearance of Baby

26 July 2009

Following the alleged incident at Tygerberg Hospital where a 14-day old baby disappeared on Friday evening, the Western Cape Department of Health confirmed the following security measures at Tygerberg Hospital: - Electronic access-controlled door Read More

Unanimous Support for Re-development of Emergency Services

21 July 2009

As a result of a discussions this afternoon between the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, and senior doctors from the provincial department's central hospitals, the team of doctors will go to the drawing board together to re-develop a... Read More

Implementation of New Vaccine, Prevenar, at Primary Health Care Facilities

14 July 2009

Pneumonia and diarrhoea are worldwide public health problems and together account for about half the deaths in children below the age of five years. Studies indicate that in South Africa, pneumonia related deaths in children less than five years of... Read More

Groote Schuur Trauma Centre Will Not Close - Incorrect Reporting

13 July 2009

Groote Schuur Trauma Centre will not close - incorrect reporting Read More

Red Cross Children's Hospital Honoured 94 Staff Members

9 July 2009

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital recently honoured 94 staff members who have devoted 20 years of their career in the employ of this hospital - a phenomenal achievement that speaks of the commitment and passion for their work and their... Read More

Japanese Embassy Donates Eye Equipment to Groote Schuur Hospital

8 July 2009

The Ophthalmology Department at Groote Schuur Hospital will host an internal event to hand over equipment to the eye-clinic, donated by the Japanese Embassy. The event will be attended by the Japanese Consul, Mr. Kenji Miyata. Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Welcomes Doctors' Decision

6 July 2009

3 July 2009 Immediately after this mornings decision of the doctors to call off their protest action, the SA Medical Associations Western Cape chairperson, Dr. Mark Sonderup, called Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha, and informed him of the... Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Calls on Doctors Not to Strike, but Talk

30 June 2009

Following national governments OSD offers to doctors this week, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, is calling on all doctors not to take up strike action. Read More

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