News and Speeches for Ministry of Health

Mental Health in Eden

25 July 2017

Juanita Nel suffered with the ‘blues’ during her years at college. She started hearing voices after the birth of her first baby, and it was dismissed as postnatal stress.  She became delusional after her second child and only then received the help... Read More

Media Release: Western Cape Health performs 67 additional surgeries for Mandela

18 July 2017

In keeping with Madiba’s legacy, the Western Cape Government Health has rallied enough support from our partners in society to perform life-changing operations for 67 patients over and above what would have been possible. Read More

Health team go back to Avian Park

7 July 2017

A few weeks ago one of our health teams who were vaccinating kids in Avian Park were forced to leave the area in a hurry due to gang violence.  Read More

What you need to know about Swine Flu and Adenovirus

28 June 2017

The H1N1 virus and Adenoviruses are common viruses, and are also in circulation in South Africa. These are not notifiable diseases therefor we cannot confirm how many cases there are. Read More

The Role of Forensic Officers in performing Autopsies

28 June 2017

Setting the record straight – The role of Forensic Officers in performing autopsies Read More

Western Cape Government Health launch Youth Friendly Services

23 June 2017

Eight Western Cape Government Healthcare facilities in the Klipfontein and Mitchells Plain area will officially launch Adolescent Youth Friendly Services (AYFS) in the next three months. This service forms part of the 81 million rand Global Fund... Read More

Your child can be part of the world wild eradication of measles

13 June 2017

Western Cape Government Health will embark on measles campaign as part of the world wide efforts to eradicate this debilitating illness.  The campaign will run from 12 – 30 June 2017 and is aimed at all children less than 5 years old even if your... Read More

Eradicate measles and vaccinate your child

12 June 2017

The Western Cape Government Health facilities in the Northern Tygerberg Substructure in collaboration with the City of Cape Town and Non-Profit organisations are embarking on an effort to eradicate measles in the Substructure. Read More

Update on the health facilities in Knysna and Bitou following the Knysna fires

11 June 2017

The last few days have been very challenging for our Department. While most of us in the Cape Metro and broader Western Cape were navigating our way through the most severe storm in 30 years on 7 June, another disaster struck in the Eden District. Read More

Knysna sub-district - 9 June 2017

9 June 2017

Knysna sub-district: Knysna Hospital remains closed.  Water will be restored later today. No services are rendered from the hospital. Read More

Update on Health facilities in Knysna affected by the fire

8 June 2017

Due to the fire disaster that has occurred in Kynsna which has damaged many parts of the area, I am visiting Knysna and George today to assess the situation and show support to our staff. Even though our Provincial Hospital has not caught fire, our... Read More

Impressive sustainable design features for Hillside clinic in Beaufort West

24 May 2017

“This clinic is a direct response to the outcry of the community as the previous building was too small for the number of services that were offered and patient flow was a big issue because of space constraints. Read More


11 May 2017

LAUNCH OF THE PROVINCIAL NURSING STRATEGY ON INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY The Nursing Strategy Vision: Quality, person-centered nursing care Read More

You Can Control Your Asthma

2 May 2017

Take a breath, breath in, breath out.  Think about it for a moment, breathing takes place automatically and without effort.  This is the case for most people, but for Asthma sufferers breathing is never taken for granted. Read More


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