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Hospital Marks Allergy Week With Lifesaving Talk

9 April 2013

To mark World Allergy Week, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital hosted a free talk for teachers and parents on 9 April, at 4pm, to inform them of how to manage severe allergic reactions and how to reduce the risk of death. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Responds to a Motor Vehicle Accident on the N7, West Coast

11 March 2013

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services Responds to a Motor Vehicle Accident on the West Coast Read More

Children Undergo Life-Changing Spinal Surgery

21 February 2013

Two children had their lives changed forever after the skilled surgeons at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital operated on their spines. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Rescue Respond to Gas Explosion

13 February 2013

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services Responded to a Gas Explosion in Contermanskloof earlier today: Read More

Surgery Head at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Retires

31 January 2013

Renowned surgeon Professor Alastair Millar retires after decades of service. Read More

Health Facilities to Remain Closed During Farm Worker Strike

15 January 2013

Western Cape Government Health has, after consultation with local authorities closed the following facilities (clinics) in the areas affected by the Farm Worker Strikes:De Doorns Area: Read More

Official Opening of Heideveld Infectious Diseases Clinic

13 November 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, in conjunction with the South African Medical and Education Foundation officially opened the Heideveld Infectious Diseases Clinic at Heideveld Community Health Centre (CHC), Monday, 12 November 2012. Read More

Minister Botha to Officially Open Heideveld Infectious Diseases Clinic

12 November 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, together with the South African Medical and Education Foundation will officially open the Heideveld Infectious Diseases Clinic at Heideveld Community Health Centre. Read More

Nursing Profession Victorious in the 2012 Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurses' Recognition Awards

30 October 2012

The annual Cecilia Makiwane Nursing Awards ceremony was held on the 30th October 2012 at the Stellenbosch Town Hall. The award is an initiative of the National Ministry of Health, in partnership with the provincial departments. Read More

Medium Term Budget Policy Statement

29 October 2012

Mister President, twenty years ago, our country was truly in crisis, the CODESA negotiations had broken down and rising conflict threatened to overwhelm the prospect for a peaceful transition. In that bleak hour the ANC’s Ready to Govern document... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital's Long-Serving Employees Honoured

24 October 2012

Tygerberg Hospital held a special long-service awards ceremony for employees who have been employed by the Western Cape Government for the past 20, 30, and 40 years on 24 October 2012. Read More

Beaufort West Forensic Pathology Laboratory Opens Its Doors (Simul)

18 October 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened a new R10 million forensic laboratory in Beaufort West on 15 October 2012. Read More

Cataract Surgery Marathon Helps Restore Sight in Eden and Central Karoo

18 October 2012

Following last year's successful cataract marathon, George Hospital's Ophthalmology team is on the move again to treat patients living in the Eden and Central Karoo. Read More

George Hospital's Emergency Centre Officially Opened by Minister Theuns Botha

8 October 2012

George Hospital’s Emergency Centre was officially opened by the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, on 8 October 2012. Read More

George Hospital's Emergency Centre Officially Opened by Minister Botha

8 October 2012

George Hospital’s Emergency Centre was officially opened by the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, on 8 October 2012. Read More

Red Cross Children's Hospital Honours Long-Serving Employees

4 October 2012

Professor John Hewitson has performed thousands of surgeries in his 30 years' service at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital. Read More

Mowbray Maternity Hospital Receives Equipment Worth R500 000

3 October 2012

Mowbray Maternity Hospital, through the Peninsula Maternity Trust, received a phototherapy light unit and an ultrasound/echocardiogram machine for the hospital’s Neonatal Unit, purchased by the Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa (OMIGSA) and... Read More

Minister Botha Officially Opens New Ambulance Station in Vredendal

2 October 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, formally opened the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Vredendal station on 2 October 2012, of which R6.5 million of the health budget was dedicated to the increase of infrastructure in the Western... Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Honours Long-Serving Employees

27 September 2012

At the annual long service award ceremony at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital this morning, Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, honoured 27 health care workers who have been in the employ of Western Cape Government Health and 8... Read More

Health Prioritises R14 Million to Build EMS Station on "Death Road"

25 September 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, formally opened the EMS Leeu Gamka station on 25 September 2012. Read More

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