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

News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness


18 November 2014

The eco-friendly Hermanus Community Day Centre(CDC) is nearing completion and is expected to open its doors early next year. Read More

World Diabetes Day: Living with Diabetes

14 November 2014

Diabetes was the leading cause of death in the Western Cape accounting for 3 114 (6,7%) deaths in 2012 (Statistics SA report Mortality and causes of death in South Africa, 2012: Findings from death notification).The report also revealed that... Read More

Unveiling of R70 milion renovated Hermanus Hospital

14 November 2014

Today (Friday, 14 November 2014) Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha unveiled a plaque to officially open Hermanus Hospital. The hospital has undergone R 70 million revitalization project which has transformed it from a fourty-seven bed... Read More

2014 Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurse's Recognition Award Ceremony

11 November 2014

The Western Cape Government Health held its annual Cecilia Makiwane Nursing Recognition Award ceremony on 10 November 2014 at the Stellenbosch Town Hall, Stellenbosch. This is an initiative to honor nurses for their valued contribution within the... Read More

Day of Remembrance Celebrated at Red Cross

7 November 2014

The Children’s Hospital Trust celebrated its annual Day of Remembrance on 7 November 2014 to commemorate the World War II servicemen and veterans who donated two days of their pay towards what was to become the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s... Read More

The Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre turns 10.

6 November 2014

The Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC) is celebrating 10 years of service to the public. Read More

The Western Cape Government Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nursing Award Nominees

6 November 2014

It is with the greatest of pride that the Department introduces the Western Cape Government Health Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nursing Award 2014 nominees. Read More

Intervention That Will Leverage More Joint Replacement Surgeries

6 November 2014

The Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, today announced an innovative intervention to address the problem of long waiting lists for hip- and knee replacements. Read More

Two New Wards for George Hospital

3 November 2014

Two new wards at George Hospital were officially opened on 24 October 2014 during a formal ceremony attended by staff and the community. The hospital boasts a new Psychiatric Ward as well as a Family Medicine Ward. Read More