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Red Cross Hospital Launch Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Programme

31 October 2013

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital launchded its Bone Anchored Hearing Aid programme on 31 October 2013 when four children were fitted with the device that enabled them to have near-normal hearing. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Opens New Infectious Diseases Centre

14 October 2013

Pneumonia remains the major cause of death in children worldwide despite the fact that it is preventable, according to health professionals at South Africa’s renowned children’s hospital. Read More

Saturday Surgeries Set for Third Successful Run

25 September 2013

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will run its third successful Saturday Surgeries initiative between September 7 and October 26. The project will alleviate waiting lists for Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and General Paediatric Surgeries, some... Read More

New Faces on Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Facility Board

28 August 2013

The new chairperson, Mr Usman Ahmed and deputy chairperson, Mrs Penny Gill were elected onto the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Facility Board on Wednesday 21 August 2013. Read More

New Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital CEO Introduced

20 August 2013

Dr Matodzi Mukosi was today introduced as the new CEO of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Read More

First Patient Benefits From Unique EP Studies Lab

16 August 2013

Service delivery for paediatric cardiac patients has been greatly improved by the opening of a new Electrophysiology (EP) Lab at the hospital.EP studies map irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). Untreated arrhythmias can become life-threatening. Read More

EMS Alert: EMS Responds to Suspected Gas Leak in Grassy Park

16 July 2013

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a suspected gas leak in Diaz Road, Grassy Park at 13:37. According to EMS rescue personnel on scene, six patients were inside the dwelling. On arrival, three patients... Read More

Dedicated Adolescent Psychiatry Unit Opened at Tygerberg Hospital

25 June 2013

Tygerberg Hospital’s new psychiatry unit caters for the unique needs of adolescent patients. Read More

George Hospital Doctor Receives Paul Harris Award

25 June 2013

George Hospital Renal Unit is the only state-run renal unit between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. There are currently 37 renal patients undergoing this specialised treatment at this life-saving unit. Read More

Media Alert: Power Outage at New Somerset Hospital

25 June 2013

New Somerset Hospital in Green Point is currently experiencing a power outage in the main section of the hospital building. The cause for the power outage is unknown at this stage. Read More

EMS Alert: Rescuers Respond to Heavy Duty Crash on Meiringspoort Pass

10 June 2013

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently on the scene of a crash between Oudtshoorn and Beaufort West. Read More

EMS Alert: Update on the Meiringspoort Pass Accident this Morning

10 June 2013

The heavy duty truck was actually found partially in a riverbed with the rear end of the carriage on the N12, and not down an embankment as previously stated. Read More

Western Cape Government Deeply Saddened by Death of Dr Louis Heyns

30 May 2013

The Western Cape Government, Health, management and staff learnt with shock and deep sadness today of the death of Dr Louis Heyns of the Department of Paediatrics. Dr Heyns had been missing since Wednesday 22nd of May 2013. Read More

Bipolar Disorder is manageable if treated correctly

24 May 2013

Sunday 26 May 2013 is marked as National Bipolar Awareness Day. In South Africa, one in 100 adults has bipolar disorder, usually starting during teenage or young adult years. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Celebrates International Nurses' Day

15 May 2013

Annual international event honours the contributions nurses make to society. Read More

70 International Surgeons Trained In Marathon Surgery Week

30 April 2013

International collaboration offers hope to children living with disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon. Read More

Media Alert: EMS' Frantic Search for Canadian Tourist Continues

22 April 2013

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services was called out to search for a missing tourist in the Cederberg mountain range. Read More

Patients Benefit from R40 000 Dis-Chem Cape Town Donation

11 April 2013

A generous donation by Dis-Chem Cape Town is giving state funding a reprieve. The pharmaceutical retailer donated R40 000 worth of hygiene products to Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Fresh Deliveries for New Maternity Ward

10 April 2013

Personnel at Hermanus Hospital were delighted to move into the newly built maternity ward on Monday, 8 April 2013.  It was,  however the delivery of several bouncing babies that cemented the joy. Read More