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

News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

Mass Immunisation Campaign Kicks Off

29 April 2013

Western Cape Government Health is providing free measles and polio immunisations to children up to the age of 59 months. The objective of this mass immunisation campaign is to give children additional protection against polio and measles. Read More

Polio and Measles Immunisation Campaign

24 April 2013

The Western Cape Government Health will be providing free polio and measles immunisation to all children under the age of five years in two rounds. The first round of the free polio and measles campaign will kick off from 29 April to 17 May 2013. Read More

Hanover Park Community Health Centre Launches a New ARV (RAP) Clinic

24 April 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha today officially launched a new Rapid Antiretroviral Initiation Program (RAP) at the Hanover Park Community Health Centre. Read More

Boost for Radiation Therapy Equipment at Groote Schuur Hospital

23 April 2013

Patients with cancer set to benefit from upgrades and new, state-of-the-art radiation equipment. Read More

Media Alert: EMS' Frantic Search for Canadian Tourist Continues

22 April 2013

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services was called out to search for a missing tourist in the Cederberg mountain range. Read More

National Health Insurance Pilot Kicks Off in Eden

22 April 2013

Eden District is benefitting from the Western Cape Government's contributions to the development of the National Health Insurance. Read More

Official Opening of Knysna Community Day Centre

15 April 2013

Official Opening of Knysna Community Day Centre and Mother-and-Baby-Friendly Initiative Accreditation for Knysna Hospital. Read More

Partnership Transforms Health Sector Into Economy Driver

12 April 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health Theuns Botha says government needs to partner with the private sector to grow the health economy and stretch the health rand. Read More

Patients Benefit from R40 000 Dis-Chem Cape Town Donation

11 April 2013

A generous donation by Dis-Chem Cape Town is giving state funding a reprieve. The pharmaceutical retailer donated R40 000 worth of hygiene products to Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Western Cape Minister of Health Orders Investigation Into Direct Procurement

11 April 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health orders investigation into possibility to procure all-in-one Antiretroviral Drugs (ARV's) directly. Read More

Fresh Deliveries for New Maternity Ward

10 April 2013

Personnel at Hermanus Hospital were delighted to move into the newly built maternity ward on Monday, 8 April 2013.  It was,  however the delivery of several bouncing babies that cemented the joy. Read More

New Temporary Du Noon Clinic an example of Governing Better Together

9 April 2013

A new 'ground-breaking' temporary clinic in Du Noon may be the answer to the health service delivery problem. Read More

Hospital Marks Allergy Week With Lifesaving Talk

9 April 2013

To mark World Allergy Week, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital hosted a free talk for teachers and parents on 9 April, at 4pm, to inform them of how to manage severe allergic reactions and how to reduce the risk of death. Read More

Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre to Host 6th Jazz in the Park Concert

2 April 2013

The Western Cape Government Health’s Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC) for persons with physical disabilities, in partnership with musician Amanda Tiffin, will host a Jazz in the Park concert on Sunday, 14 April 2013 at the Maynardville Open... Read More

Western Cape Government Health Honours Dedicated Staff at Long Service Awards

28 March 2013

Dedicated employees, who have been working for Western Cape Government Health for 20, 30 and 40 years, were honoured at a special Long Service Awards Ceremony today for their uninterrupted and devoted public service. The event was held at the Nico... Read More

Let's Stop TB in Our Lifetime

22 March 2013

World TB Day is commemorated on 24 March 2013. Every year, the Western Cape Government's Department of Health creates awareness about the causes, symptoms and treatment available for this infectious disease. Read More

Deputy President Motlanthe to Address the World TB Day Commemoration

20 March 2013

Journalists are invited to the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day commemorations to be addressed by the Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in his capacity as Chairperson of the National AIDS Council (SANAC). Read More

Extended Service Times at Mitchells Plain, Hanover Park and Gugulethu

18 March 2013

Mitchells Plain Community Health Centre (CHC), Hanover Park CHC and Gugulethu CHC are now offering mother and child extended hours services for working mothers.The services will now be rendered for working mothers on weekdays from 16:30 to 21:00 and... Read More

World TB Day: Get Tested for HIV and TB

18 March 2013

At a public march in the Cape Town city centre on 18 March 2013 in view of World TB day, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said the dual scourge of HIV and TB can only be dealt with if a patient is diagnosed.   Read More

Ackerman Family Foundation Donation For Victoria Hospital Paediatric Upgrade

14 March 2013

A generous R5 million donation by The Ackerman Family Foundation has laid the stepping stones for the much needed upgrade of Victoria Hospital’s paediatric unit. Read More