News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

Minister Mbombo promotes healthy lifestyle awareness with church leaders

23 February 2024

Today, 22 February 2024, Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Professor Nomafrench Mbombo joined church leaders from the National Pastors Indaba Advocacy in Citrusdal to raise awareness about healthy lifestyle choices for overall well-being. Read More

Teen Suicide Prevention Week – Surviving and thriving in teenage years

19 February 2024

Adolescence (age 13–19) is a time of many firsts and a time of change. If you’re a teen, it marks the start of new friendships and experiences; you may take on new opportunities and have more freedom to make choices for your future. Read More

Save your daughter’s life with the HPV vaccine

15 February 2024

The lives of over 350 000 young girls have been potentially saved in the Western Cape over the last 10 years. Parents and healthcare workers teamed up to ensure that young girls are vaccinated against HPV, significantly reducing their risk of... Read More

Minister Mbombo welcomes medical interns and community service doctors at GSH

14 February 2024

Minister Mbombo welcomes the new medical interns and community service doctors at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH)    Read More

GSH opens dedicated space for family counselling and bereavement support

9 February 2024

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) opens dedicated space for family counselling and bereavement support Read More

Knysna Forensic Pathology Laboratory handled 81 cases since being commissioned

7 February 2024

Brand-new Knysna Forensic Pathology Laboratory handled 81 cases since being commissioned Read More

Youth Zone offering free sexual health services to open in Beaufort West

5 February 2024

Youth Zone offering free sexual and reproductive health services to open in Beaufort West Read More

Announcing Dr Shaheem De Vries as the CEO of Groote Schuur Hospital

2 February 2024

Dr Shaheem De Vries began his exciting tenure as the CEO of Groote Schuur Hospital on 01 February 2024. Read More

Lasting legacy Groote Schuur Hospital CEO Dr Bhavna Patel retires after 23 years

30 January 2024

Lasting legacy: Groote Schuur Hospital CEO, Dr Bhavna Patel, retires after 23 years Read More

More than 120 000 patients seen in the Western Cape during the Festive Season

24 January 2024

More than 120 000 patients seen in provincial emergency centres during the Festive Season Read More

Make sure your child is ready to learn and be healthy this year

19 January 2024

As many children start the new school term, parents and caregivers are encouraged to continue giving them the support they need to be healthy and thrive this year. Schools offer a unique opportunity to implement effective health services at scale... Read More

Western Cape public health facilities welcome 253 babies on New Year’s Day

1 January 2024

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness is happy to announce the birth of 253* babies at Western Cape public health facilities on 1 January 2024. The total number reported from 00:00 on New Year’s Day, comprises of 107 boys and 146 girls. Read More

Western Cape public health facilities welcomed 231 babies on Christmas Day

26 December 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness is happy to announce the birth of 231 babies at public health facilities throughout the Western Cape on Christmas Day 2023.* The total number reported from 0:00 on 25 December 2023, comprises of... Read More

TeleICU pilot project is foundation for further innovation in health technology

20 December 2023

TeleICU pilot project lays the foundation for further innovation in digital health technology Read More

Patients receive good, healthy meals at all Western Cape public hospitals

14 December 2023

The food services at hospitals of the Western Department of Health and Wellness play a crucial role in contributing to the efficiency of patient care. Read More

Minister Mbombo unveils Department’s festive season readiness plans

11 December 2023

On the 11th of December, Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, together with senior officials of the department, unveiled the province’s festive season readiness plans at Hermanus Provincial Hospital. Read More

GSH kidney transplant recipient gets generous birthday gift to prolong her life

7 December 2023

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) kidney transplant recipient receives generous birthday gift to prolong her life Read More

WCG urges President Ramaphosa to refer NHI Bill back to National Assembly

7 December 2023

The Western Cape Government (WCG) urges President Ramaphosa to refer the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill back to National Assembly for reconsideration  Read More

Help us protect young children against diarrhoea and pneumonia in the WC

6 December 2023

Help us protect young children against diarrhoea and pneumonia in the Western Cape (WC) Read More

The Poisons Information Helpline provides tips to prevent paediatric poisonings

5 December 2023

The Poisons Information Helpline provides tips to prevent paediatric poisonings this festive season    As the festive season approaches, there are several poisoning dangers to be aware of, particularly with regards to children. Read More

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