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Specialised Surgery Performed at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital for the First Time

13 November 2011

Tinika Davies of Delft has a hereditary deformity of the chest which puts a lot of pressure on her lungs and heart. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Celebrates Day of Remembrance

10 November 2011

On 11 November 2011, a Day of Remembrance was held to honour the World War II servicemen and veterans who initiated the fundraising and building of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in the early 1950's. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Reaches 200 Kidney Transplant Milestone

19 October 2011

Dylan Muller, 14, was the recipient of the 200th donor kidney to be transplanted at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Introduces Saturday Surgery Initiative

19 October 2011

The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and the Children's Hospital Trust have partnered with Medi-Clinic Southern Africa to fund the first ever "Saturday Surgeries" initiative at the hospital to alleviate extensive waiting lists for life-... Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital Welcomes Golf Carts Donation

10 October 2011

In addition to the two golf carts that are already used to assist with patient transport at Groote Schuur Hospital, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today received two new golf carts from the Wembley Group. Read More

Media Alert: Wembley Group Donates Golf Carts to Groote Schuur Hospital

9 October 2011

The Wembley Group will officially hand over two new golf carts to Groote Schuur Hospital on Tuesday, 11 October 2011. The golf carts will be used to transport patients at the facility. Read More

Media Alert: Medi-Clinic Donates ICU Beds to Tygerberg Hospital

2 October 2011

For the first time in the history of Tygerberg Hospital, its cardiac ICU beds will be replaced after Medi-Clinic donated 28 cardiac ICU beds to the hospital. These beds will replace all of the out-dated and broken beds that are currently in use in... Read More

New KwaNokuthula EMS Station Opens

2 October 2011

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Kwanokuthula station today (3 October 2011). Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Opens Upgraded Burns Unit

14 September 2011

Paediatric burns treatment has been given a boost thanks to a R13 million ward upgrade at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. The ward is the only specialised paediatric burns unit in Africa. The modernised unit was officially opened on 15... Read More

Groote Schuur Unveils Improved Telecommunication Services

30 August 2011

Groote Schuur Hospital always prides itself on providing the best service to the public. We want the public to feel safe when they are at the hospital, and communication with the hospital from outside must be quickly accessible at all times. Read More

Media Alert: Security and Telephone Upgrades at Groote Schuur Hospital

28 August 2011

Groote Schuur Hospital will be having an official opening of its CCTV Control Room and the introduction of the hospital's improved telephone system. Minister Theuns Botha, Minister of Health in the Western Cape, will make the keynote address at the... Read More

Upgrades at Tygerberg Hospital's Pharmacy

24 August 2011

The working areas of the pharmacy at Tygerberg Hospital have recently undergone significant changes, which has improved patients' experience when visiting the hospital. These changes also enhanced and boosted staff morale at the pharmacy. Read More

Media Alert: Update on Knysna Accident

23 August 2011

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Forensic Pathology Service (FPS) have responded to a major accident which occurred 10 km outside Knysna. Read More

Partnership Adds Smiles to Children's Lives

21 July 2011

Baby Amber (six months) was born with a cleft lip and palate. Without help, she faces a life of loneliness and broken smiles. Read More

Public Awareness Announcement: Emergency Services Prepare for Future Major Incidents

20 July 2011

The Western Cape Government Health would like to advise Worcester residents that a major incident training exercise will take place this evening (Thursday, 21 July) from 18:00 until 22:00. Read More

Red Cross Hospital Honours Long-Serving Employees

13 July 2011

Jeffrey Isaacs spent the largest part of his working life at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. The 65-year-old of Mitchell's Plain started working at the hospital as a labourer in 1971. He retired in February 2011 after 40 years of... Read More

Tollman Donation to Renal Unit for Dialysis

30 June 2011

Groote Schuur is proud to announce a generous donation of R525 000 to its Renal Unit from Dr Arnold Tollman's family. Arnold Tollman, who was born in Cape Town, suffered from kidney disease for an extensive period of his life and required a kidney... Read More

Media Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident on Franschhoek Pass

28 June 2011

The Provincial Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently working on the scene of a motor vehicle accident where a Sasko flour truck lost control due to brake failure and plunged over the side of the mountain in the... Read More

Update: Old Paarl Road Motor Vehicle Accident

23 June 2011

The Provincial Western Cape Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident earlier this morning. Read More

Media Alert: Old Paarl Road Motor Vehicle Accident

23 June 2011

The Provincial Western Cape Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently on the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Read More

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