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Western Cape Health Minister Welcomes Withdrawal of "Certificate of Need"

29 July 2014

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, welcomes the withdrawal of the proclamation on the Certificate of Need in Sections 36 – 40 of the National Health Act of 2003. Read More

Upgrading of Parents Accommodation at Red Cross Starts

24 July 2014

Building commenced on 24 July 2014 at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital to expand and upgrade the on-site Parents Accommodation.Corporate and individual donors gathered to celebrate this milestone at a symbolic brick-laying event. Read More

Eight Things You Should Know About MDR Tuberculosis

23 July 2014

Tuberculosis, or TB as it is generally known, affects millions of South Africans every year.  However, Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR TB) is fast becoming more widespread. Read More

Kuyasa Clinic Officially Opened

10 July 2014

Representatives from the Western Cape Government Health, the Isisombululo Programme, the Hasso Plattner Foundation and the University of Cape Town attended the official opening of Kuyasa Clinic in Thembalethu, George on 9 July 2014. Read More

Premier Zille Highlights the Need for More Organ Donors

4 July 2014

The Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, was the honorary guest at a media conference to highlight the need for more donors in the Western Cape and specifically the desperate need of children on the transplant waiting list who need life-saving... Read More

Heideveld Emergency Centre Preparing To Open On Monday

3 July 2014

The new Heideveld Emergency Centre at the Heideveld Community Day Centre will open on Monday, 7 July. Read More

Mediclinic Donates Almost 500 Skin Staplers to Khayelitsha Hospital

1 July 2014

Mediclinic Southern Africa donated 490 disposable skin staplers worth R40 000 to Khayelitsha Hospital, the state hospital with the busiest emergency centre in the Western Cape. Read More

Donation of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day

24 June 2014

Cape Town Knitwits donate blankets to sick children at the Tygerberg Hospital Paediatric Oncology Ward Read More

Volunteers Recognised at Appreciation Function

24 June 2014

Eighty-six year old Jean Harker has dedicated more than 30 years of her time and energy to the children at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital through volunteer work. Read More

Minister Theuns Botha’s Youth Day Message

17 June 2014

We live in a country of opportunities with a constitution that is recognised amongst the best in the world, and protecting people’s rights. But there is a trend that people are not taking responsibility for their rights. Read More

Public and Private Health Sector can Collaborate on the Electronic Platform

13 June 2014

Minister Theuns Botha called on stakeholders in health to innovate solutions to achieve the objectives of improving the patient experience as a sector. Read More

Know the Signs of Mental Illness

9 June 2014

Mental health is not merely about the absence of mental illness, but rather the presence of mental health and well-being. Read More

Launch of Holistic Strategy to Tackle TB

5 June 2014

The Western Cape Government Department of Health has launched a holistic communication strategy to address stigma around TB and encourage early detection and treatment for DR-TB. Read More

Province’s Award-Winning Patient Database Shares Information Across Clinics

3 June 2014

Patient database system designed to improve service delivery. Read More

Childhood Health Specialist Swoops Up International Award

30 May 2014

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Professor Heather Zar has been awarded the 2014 World Lung Health Award. Read More

World No Tobacco Day 2014

28 May 2014

World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on 31 May. The ultimate goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protecting present and future generations from the devastating health consequences due to tobacco use. Read More

Free Yourself - Stop Smoking

24 May 2014

World No-Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on 31 May. This event, which was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been observed each year since 1989 to raise awareness of the health problems tobacco use can cause. Read More

Upgrade of Kleinvlei Community Health Centre to Start in June

21 May 2014

Following complaints about the long waiting times at the Kleinvlei Community Health Centre, the Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town have made a decision to make structural changes to the current building to accomodate larger patient... Read More

Measles Vaccines Back in Stock, Polio Vaccines in Short Supply

21 May 2014

Following the shortfall in the supply of polio and measles vaccines last month, the Western Cape Government Health is pleased to announce that the measles vaccines are back in stock.The polio vaccine stock will also be available at clinics again at... Read More

Kangaroo Mother Care in Oudtshoorn Hospital

21 May 2014

Staff of the maternity ward at Oudtshoorn Hospital celebrated International Kangaroo Mother Care Day (KMC) on Thursday 15 May 2014 by wearing the design of their Kangaroo Carry Project (KCP). Read More