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

News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

Health Hotline Proves to Be What the Doctor Ordered

5 June 2013

The Western Cape Government Health call centre that was initiated by provincial Health Minister, Theuns Botha, in August 2012, has proven so successful that it will be rolled out across the province in the next three years. The telephone and text... Read More

Media Alert: Focus on Hermanus Hospital

5 June 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, and members of the Executive Management will visit Hermanus Hospital on 7 June 2013 to brief media on infrastructure improvements, service delivery and organisational development at the hospital. ... Read More

Media Alert: Health Hotline is Just What the Doctor Ordered

4 June 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will brief media on the outcomes of the call centre for patient complaints that piloted in August last year and is set to expand to the rest of the Western Cape.  The briefing is at the call centre... Read More

World No Tobacco Day 2013

31 May 2013

Western Cape Government Health, together with the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSF), the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and other partners have joined together as the Western Cape Tobacco Control Team in a drive to raise... Read More

Western Cape Government Deeply Saddened by Death of Dr Louis Heyns

30 May 2013

The Western Cape Government, Health, management and staff learnt with shock and deep sadness today of the death of Dr Louis Heyns of the Department of Paediatrics. Dr Heyns had been missing since Wednesday 22nd of May 2013. Read More

New Unit at Tygerberg Hospital Bolsters Fight Against Cancer

24 May 2013

Multi-million rand investment offers hope to thousands of people living with cancer in the Western Cape. Read More

Bipolar Disorder is manageable if treated correctly

24 May 2013

Sunday 26 May 2013 is marked as National Bipolar Awareness Day. In South Africa, one in 100 adults has bipolar disorder, usually starting during teenage or young adult years. Read More

Media Alert: Cancer Treatment at Tygerberg Hospital to Get Double Boost

23 May 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new R6.1 million Big Bore CT Scanner and the Cancer Research and Training Centre at Tygerberg Hospital tomorrow; giving cancer treatment at the hospital a double boost. Read More

New Youth Clinic at Kleinvlei Community Health Centre

21 May 2013

As of 22 May 2013, Kleinvlei Community Health Centre (CHC) will be offering a youth clinic every Wednesday from 14:30 to 16:00.The service is available to all young people between the ages of 13 and 21 and is free of charge. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Celebrates International Nurses' Day

15 May 2013

Annual international event honours the contributions nurses make to society. Read More

Staff to Share Best Practices at International Council of Nurses’ Congress

14 May 2013

Mrs Maureen Manasse (42), an enrolled nurse from Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), sold her car for R7 000 so she could have enough money for a plane ticket to go to Melbourne, Australia. Read More

Taking Health to the Community

13 May 2013

Western Cape Government Health and Rotary partner to bring health services to communities Read More

New Clinic for Thembalethu

13 May 2013

The first soil was turned at the site for the new clinic in Zone 9, Thembalethu on Wednesday 15 April 2013. Read More

Nurses Honoured during May as International Nurses' Day is Celebrated

12 May 2013

Western Cape Government Health wishes to thank all nurses that work in government facilities in the Western Cape for their hard work and dedication on International Nurses Day, 12 May 2013. Read More

Newly Graduated Nurses Set to Provide Quality Care to Communities

10 May 2013

More than one hundred nurses graduate as registered nurses after completing a bridging course. Read More

Western Cape Health Honours Nurses

10 May 2013

International Nurses’ Day is celebrated annually on 12 May. Clinical facilities throughout the Western Cape will host events this month to commemorate the sterling work rendered by the dedicated nursing professionals employed in Western Cape... Read More

Family Health Days on Offer Throughout the Province

8 May 2013

Western Cape Government Health and the organisation Rotary International will, as part of a national initiative, host three day Family Health Jamborees at over 30 venues around the province. Read More

70 International Surgeons Trained In Marathon Surgery Week

30 April 2013

International collaboration offers hope to children living with disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon. Read More

Polio and Measles Immunisation Campaign Kicks Off with Kids Party

30 April 2013

Free balls, educational games and a jumping castle meant the children of Zwelenthemba had fun at the launch of the Polio and Measles Immunisation campaign in Worcester. Read More