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

News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

Western Cape dedicated to improving access to Mental Health Services

10 October 2016

During the 2015/16 financial year, the Western Cape Government Health Department admitted over 6 300 mental health patients and attended to 43 921 cases at outpatient departments. Read More

National Occupational Therapy Week

3 October 2016

We all want our children to reach their full potential in life. This is however not always possible as developmental delays in children is a condition that will affect them throughout their lives. Read More

Women of Worth Project - Mbombo and Global Fund announce new HIV/Aids Project

30 September 2016

Teenage pregnancy and HIV is on the rise with 19 percent of pregnant young women coming for antenatal bookings in the Mitchells Plain, Nyanga, Gugulethu, Manenberg, Heideveld, Crossroads, Hanover Park, Athlone areas testing positive for HIV between... Read More

Rheumatic Heart Disease

27 September 2016

The Western Cape Government Health believes that primary prevention is key to maintaining good health. In creating awareness about specific health conditions and how to prevent them, the WCGH will contribute significantly to the wellbeing and health... Read More

Cervical Cancer: Early Detection is Vital for Successful Treatment

27 September 2016

Cervical cancer can often be successfully treated when it is detected early enough by means of a pap smear. Read More

New Head of Nursing joins Red Cross Hospital

27 September 2016

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is delighted to welcome Mitzi Franken as the new Nursing Manager of the hospital. Franken joins the hospital from Mowbray Maternity Hospital where she worked as Assistant Manager: Neonatology for the past... Read More

International accreditation for Prince Albert Hospital

14 September 2016

Prince Albert Hospital can now also boast with the Mother and Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (MBFHI) status. The hospital, which received its accreditation in July this year, is one of three public hospitals in the Central Karoo to have this... Read More

Learn how to protect your teeth this Oral Health Month

9 September 2016

This month we celebrate National Oral Health Month which highlights the importance of maintaining good oral health throughout one’s life. In the Western Cape there have been over 1 million tooth extractions from 2013 to 2015. Read More

A bold new digital world for Cape health professionals

5 September 2016

MTN SA Foundation, in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health, has handed over a 41 seater state-of-the-art multi-media centre to the Western Cape Emergency Care College, Tygerberg Hospital Campus. Read More

Minister Mbombo inspects progress on safety, wellness projects in Drakenstein

4 September 2016

The Western Cape Government is running several successful projects in the Drakenstein Municipality, falling under the Province’s Strategic Plan. Read More

National Oral Health Month: Pay Extra Attention to Dental Health

1 September 2016

September is National Oral Health Month, a time to pay extra attention to your dental routine, particularly as two of the world’s most common health problems affect the mouth – cavities and gum disease. Read More

New Psychiatric Unit first of its kind in Cape Winelands District

30 August 2016

The Cape Winelands District is now home to a fully functional Psychiatric Unit, which is the first of its kind for the region. Read More

Nursing Training Scams

29 August 2016

The Western Cape Government Health has been alerted to nursing training scams and is asking all citizens especially learners and parents to be extra vigilant. Read More

Case Manager Recognised as SA’s Best

25 August 2016

Helen van As, Case Manager at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was recently named the 2016 National Public Sector Case Manager of the Year. The Awards Ceremony took place at the National Public Sector Case Management Conference in Port... Read More

First Patient moved into New ICU

18 August 2016

Three-week-old Sha-annoor Abul, from Darling, was the very first patient welcomed to the new Medical Wing of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital after ICU staff started moving the patients from the... Read More

Enhanced Safety measures for Health Staff

17 August 2016

Today (15 August 2016), the Western Cape Health Department launched Operation Khuseleka, a staff safety initiative. Read More

Be a Women of Worth during Women’s month

4 August 2016

It is that time of the year where women are celebrated for who they are “the rock of the nation”. Women are the ones who often neglect their health to put that of their families ahead of their own. Between July – September, the Western Cape... Read More

Minister Mbombo Opens New Mfuleni Temporary Community Day Centre

29 July 2016

The new Mfuleni Temporary Community Day Centre is a model of sustainable design for temporary buildings. Read More

Official Opening of the Khayelitsha Eastern Substructure Office

29 July 2016

On Wednesday 27 July 2016, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, and Western Cape Minister of Transport & Public Works, Donald Grant, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Khayelitsha Eastern... Read More

There Is No Health Without Mental Health

27 July 2016

Sharon Potjies (51) knows all too well what can happen when you try to forget dramatic events without seeking treatment to work through them. Read More