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News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

Western Cape Government’s Walk4Health Reaches Halfway Mark

1 November 2013

The Western Cape’s Walk4Health pilot challenge, to promote healthy lifestyles in the province through increased physical activity and healthy eating, has reached the halfway mark and the teams are challenging each other to greater heights more than... Read More

Red Cross Hospital Launch Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Programme

31 October 2013

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital launchded its Bone Anchored Hearing Aid programme on 31 October 2013 when four children were fitted with the device that enabled them to have near-normal hearing. Read More

Department of Health Works on Improving Patient Flow at Hospitals

31 October 2013

Long waiting times and queues, coupled with bad staff attitudes form the majority of patient complaints and result in a negative and poor patient experience at Western Cape Government Health facilities. Read More

Global Shortage of Speciality Nurses Being Addressed

30 October 2013

Since 2009, when this DA-led government came into power, the vacancy rate has been decreased from 30% to 5%, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said on 30 October 2013 at the annual Western Cape Cecilia Makiwane Nurses' Recognition... Read More

Annual Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurses' Recognition Awards Ceremony

30 October 2013

The annual Cecilia Makiwane Nursing Awards ceremony was held this evening at the Stellenbosch Town Hall, Stellenbosch. The award is an initiative of the Ministry of Health, in partnership with the provincial departments. Read More

New Facility Board Members of GF Jooste and Mitchells Plain Hospitals Announced

29 October 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, announced the new facility boards for GF Jooste and Mitchells Plain Hospitals. Read More

Walk4Health Challenge Update

27 October 2013

In the Western Cape Government’s Walk4Health Challenge to motivate people to lead a healthier lifestyle through basic behaviour changes, the teams with the competitive edge are challenging each other to greater heights. The teams log their weekly... Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month - October 2013

24 October 2013

The growth in the burden of mental illness has put strain on the whole care pathway, from primary care facilities to psychiatric hospitals and necessitated the need for Western Cape Government Health to apply ambulatory care strategies, improve... Read More

Update on New Mitchells Plain Hospital and Temporary Closure of GF Jooste Hospital

23 October 2013

The commissioning of Mitchells Plain Hospital is entering a new phase next week with the new hospital opening for its first outpatients on Tuesday (29 October) and the Kangaroo Mother Care and post-natal services opening on Friday (1 November). Read More

New Clinic Opened in Knysna

21 October 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha officially opened the Knysna Town Clinic today, 21 October 2013. The new clinic will attend to about 2000 patients per month and is complete with a waiting area and ablutions, five consulting rooms, an... Read More

Hanover Park Community Health Centre Re-opened

21 October 2013

The Western Cape Government Health announced on 21 October 2013 that the Hanover Park Community Health Centre (CHC) re-opened after it was forced to close due to a shooting incident near the facility. Read More

Official Opening of Knysna Town Clinic

21 October 2013

The Knysna Town Clinic that the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha opened in Knysna on 21 October 2013, counts among 114 health infrastructure projects completed in the past two years in the Eden District. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Opens New Infectious Diseases Centre

14 October 2013

Pneumonia remains the major cause of death in children worldwide despite the fact that it is preventable, according to health professionals at South Africa’s renowned children’s hospital. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Performs SA's First Non-surgical Mitral Valve Implant Operation

9 October 2013

Medical history was made at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town on 2 October 2013 when the first non-surgical Mitral Valve Implant in South Africa was successfully performed by the Tygerberg cardiac team. Read More

Healthcare 2030: A Future Health Service for the Western Cape

9 October 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, introduced the final draft of the Healthcare 2030 – the strategic framework for increasing the wellness of the Western Cape population and the creation of a better health service on 9 October 2013. Read More

Update on Phased Transfer of Services from GF Jooste Hospital to Mitchells Plain Hospital

8 October 2013

The phased closure of GF Jooste Hospital and the commissioning of Mitchell’s Plain Hospital is entering a new phase in two weeks’ time when Mitchell’s Plain Hospital opens for its first outpatients on Tuesday, 29 October. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Rewards Clinical Excellence

4 October 2013

Tygerberg Hospital hosted the 24th Hartman Ceremony Awards to recognise the excellent services rendered by the nursing staff during the year, today. Read More

Healthcare Solution Lies in a Working Public Service

4 October 2013

Should the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) be implemented, it will be the largest financial project ever taken on in the history of this country, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said on 4 October 2013. Read More

Research Showcased at Annual Provincial Health Research Day

4 October 2013

The Provincial Health Research Committee (PHRC) hosted its third annual Provincial Health Research Day at Lentegeur Hospital’s Conference Centre on 4 October 2013. Read More

Western Cape Government Starts Walking Towards Better Health

3 October 2013

Premier Helen Zille and Minister Botha launch the Walk4Health campaign. Read More