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Tygerberg Hospital Telephone Lines Restored

12 June 2012

Tygerberg Hospital's telephone system has been restored and all telephone lines are working. The community can now phone the hospital directly. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Read More

EMS Communications Centre Experiencing Technical Problems

11 June 2012

The Emergency Medical Services' Communications Centre in Cape Town is currently experiencing technical problems. We urge the community to use 107 (instead of 10177) in case of a medical emergency until further notice. Read More

EMS Alert: EMS Responds to Three Separate Incidents

6 June 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to three significant incidents on 7 June 2012. Read More

EMS Alert: Suspected Gas Leak in Epping

5 June 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Local Fire and Rescue Cape Town worked together on a gas leak call earlier today. Read More

EMS Alert: Severe Motor Vehicle Accidents in Cape Town

3 June 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) rescue unit responded to two serious accidents over the weekend and this morning. Read More

Motor Vehicle Accident on N1, Monte Vista Turn-off

23 May 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle accident earlier this morning. Read More

Health Minister Opens New R11.7 Million Ambulance Station in Ceres

20 May 2012

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, opened the new R11.7 million Emergency Medical Services Station in Ceres on 21 May. Read More

Helderberg Hospital Receives R80 000 Donation

19 April 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Helderberg Hospital in Somerset West received a cheque to the amount of R80 000 yesterday, 19 April 2012. The cheque was handed over by the Sekunjalo Investments Limited at the ninth Annual Charity Golf Day held at... Read More

Minister Botha Opens New R15.6 Million PET/CT Centre at Tygerberg Hospital

18 April 2012

On 19 April 2012, the Western Cape Government, NTP Radioisotopes (Pty) Ltd and its parent company Necsa (the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation) celebrated the official opening of the PET/CT Centre at Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Hosts Open Day

11 April 2012

Tygerberg Hospital is hosting an open day on Thursday, 12 April 2012, on the hospital grounds, where various departments will have information stalls and material available to the public. The event will start at 09:00 and Good Hope FM will broadcast... Read More

Paediatric Liver Transplant Changes a Life

28 February 2012

Francois Van Niekerk from Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng has become one of the more than 100 children to undergo a liver transplant at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital since 1991. Read More

Media Alert: Update on Rescues in Session - 6 February 2012

6 February 2012

Update on the rescues that took place yesterday, 6 February 2012: Read More

Media Alert: Rescues in Session - 6 February 2012

5 February 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently responding to and assisting on three calls: Read More

Media Alert: Rescue Missions - 5 February 2012

4 February 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to multiple incidents over the weekend: Read More

Media Alert: MVA on Sir Lowry's Pass

1 February 2012

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently attending to a motor vehicle accident. Read More

Boy Graduates from Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital's Breathe Easy Programme

31 January 2012

Hamza Ahmed of Athlone's long history with Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital's Breathe Easy Home Care Ventilation Programme has finally come to a happy end. The ten-year-old has been in and out of doctor's offices since he was two years old... Read More

Media Alert: Update on R45 Motor Vehicle Accident

29 January 2012

At 07:30 on the R45 between Gouda and Ceres (Saron) - Medical Rescuers and Emergency Medical Personnel worked two and a half hours to medically treat and assist 56 patients from the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Read More

Media Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident on N1

29 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a serious motor vehicle accident in the early hours of this morning. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Responds to Motor Vehicle Accident on R102

22 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other emergency services responded to a motor vehicle accident earlier today. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Responds to Mountain Call

15 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a mountain rescue call earlier today. Read More

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