News and Speeches for Ministry of Health


26 April 2017

Tygerberg Hospital, one of the biggest children’s hospitals in the Western Cape, daily caters for more than 320 children and due to their length of stays, often miss out on school. Read More

Focus on Healthy Lifestyles for Youth

6 April 2017

The For my Future (FMF) project is a Department of Health initiative in partnership with George Municipality, Eden District Municipality, Bethesda, Ithemba Lobomi, Isisombululo Foundation, the Department of Arts and Culture, the Department of Social... Read More

Multidisciplinary team makes a difference

30 March 2017

Western Cape Government Health in George is on a mission to improve the well-being of pre-schoolers through their Nurse Kitty programme. The programme runs at 8 selected crèches in George. Read More

2017 Department of Health Budget Speech: Dr Nomafrench Mbombo

30 March 2017

Dr Nomafrench Mbombo 2017 Department of Health Budget Speech Premier Hellen Zille Honourable Speaker,                                               Honourable members Read More

Health Commemorates World TB Day 2017

23 March 2017

Minister Mbombo visits Maitland Station and Brooklyn Chest Hospital in commemoration of the World TB Day Read More

Upgrading the gas supply at Khayelitsha Hospital

17 March 2017

Khayelitsha Hospital will be upgrading the gas supply of the hospital from18 to 24 March 2017.The Nursery and Paediatric Wards will be affected, therefore patients will be temporarily relocated to surrounding metro hospitals during this time. Read More

Robotic knee surgeries a first at Victoria and Mitchells Plain Hospital

17 March 2017

Orthopaedic surgeons Dr Paul Rowe and Dr Yusuf Hassan performed the first two robotic knee replacement surgeries of its kind in the country this week at Victoria and Mitchells Plain District Hospital. Read More

Western Cape on Wellness Reduces Unhealthy Living

14 March 2017

Western Cape on Wellness (WoW) Fights Obesity, Improve Systolic Blood Pressure, Halves Hypertension and Reduces Unhealthy Living Amongst 315 Participants! Read More

Donate Breast Milk to Save a Life

9 March 2017

Breast milk offers premature babies the best possible nutrition and protection essential for their survival. Read More

Michael Mapongwana CDC Maternal and Child Health Unit Opening

7 March 2017

Due to the ever increasing number of patients, space constraints and less than desirable working conditions, the Western Cape Government Health decided to upgrade the Maternity Health Unit at Michael Mapongwana Community Day Centre. Read More

Employment Accessibility for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities a Necessity

3 March 2017

Although regulation promotes equal employment opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities, these opportunities remain limited.  Read More

Meet the new Eden District Health Council

2 March 2017

The newly elected District Health Council for the Eden district held their first meeting in George on 24 February 2017. One of the main functions of the Council, appointed by the Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr. Read More

Men’s Health Services: Reaching out to men in Khayelitsha

23 February 2017

Boys don’t cry… That’s the myth many men have been raised with. Some men believe that seeking health care assistance has a direct impact on their masculinity and thus only seek medical assistance when they are sick or injured.  Going for frequent... Read More

Western Cape Health Minister opening the improved Bothasig Clinic

22 February 2017

Western Cape Health Minister opening the improved Bothasig Clinic Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo officially opened the expanded Bothasig Community Day Clinic, during a visit on Wednesday 22 February. Read More

Health: State of the Province 2017

21 February 2017

Mama uSomlomo ohleniphekileyo Ohloniphekileyo Premier kwiphondo lentshona Koloni, Ahloniphekileyo  amalungu epalamente yase Ntshona Koloni kunye nabaphathsiwa, Iiindwendwe, indwalutho nezidwangube ezizozimasa lengqungquthela Members of the... Read More

Beating Measles, 1 child at a time

20 February 2017

There are currently 9 confirmed cases of measles and all patients have been treated and are recovering.  In an effort to prevent any more people from contracting the illness, the Western Cape Department of Health is acting in line with World Health... Read More

What is mealses - FAQ

14 February 2017

Almost teh world over people know that measles is an infectious illness and that one needs to be vaccinated - Do you have more questions? Have a look at the FAQ, for your convienience it is available in all 3 languages. Read More

Emergency Healthcare Service (24 hours) Offered at Du Noon CHC

6 February 2017

The Du Noon Community Health Centre (CHC) which has been providing a healthcare service since December 2014 and is situated in Potsdam Road, Killarney Gardens, is officially offering a 24 hour emergency service as of Monday 6 February 2017 to an... Read More

Oversight Visit to Central Karoo Health Facilities

27 January 2017

Oversight visit to health facilities Read More

Prince Albert Health Facilities

27 January 2017

On Wednesday, 25 January, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo visited the Prince Albert Health facilities as part of her oversight visits to the Central Karoo district. Read More