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

News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

'A dream come true': Karl Bremer Hospital launches vaccination site

25 February 2021

Excitement filled the air as Karl Bremer Hospital launched its vaccination tent on Tuesday, 23 February 2021, boosting Western Cape Government Health’s efforts to immunise staff against the Coronavirus. Read More

Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute (OFPI) – project progress and delays

23 February 2021

The Western Cape Government Health’s purpose-built, OFPI’s completion progress is currently at 91.6 % and the current predicted date of occupation is mid-2021, should all go according to plan. Read More

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is in full swing

22 February 2021

Over the last few days, the Western Cape Department of Health has commenced with its vaccine rollout at three sites, Groote Schuur Hospital, Tygerberg Hospital and Khayelitsha Hospital. Read More

Chronic illness during COVID-19 and making healthy lifestyle choices

22 February 2021

Living with a chronic illness especially during the COVID-19 pandemic has been quite overwhelming and feelings of fear and anxiety slowly settle in when encountering people in public spaces or shopping centres. Read More

‘Vaccines save lives’ says Groote Schuur Hospital’s first vaccine recipient

21 February 2021

Prof. Ivan Joubert, Head of the Critical Care Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital, became the first frontline healthcare worker at the hospital to receive the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. His vaccine was administered by the hospital’s Head of... Read More

“I vaccinated the president” – Sr Milanie Bennett

19 February 2021

When Sr Milanie Bennett from Khayelitsha District Hospital completed her vaccinator training, she did not know that she will make history by administering the first COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital healthcare worker says vaccines have given her hope

18 February 2021

Melody Camelo was one of 40 frontline healthcare workers at Groote Schuur Hospital to have received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on 17 February 2021. Read More

Nurse delivers baby after getting first vaccine shot in SA

18 February 2021

Shortly after becoming the first South African to receive the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, nurse Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi delivered a healthy baby boy, weighing 5 Read More

Health students brave COVID-19 vaccine fears to save lives

16 February 2021

The pandemic has shaken up our lives and careers. For many health sciences and medical students, it meant joining the frontline to fight the virus as volunteers. Now, students working in health facilities take on a new challenge: getting their... Read More

Teenage Pregnancy? visit your healthcare worker for support

15 February 2021

A child’s health is most vulnerable during the first 1 000 days of its life. This period, from conception until a child’s second birthday, offers a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier and more prosperous futures. Read More

Giving every child the best chance of surviving cancer

15 February 2021

The paediatric oncologists at Tygerberg Hospital remain committed to improving every patient’s chance of survival and quality of life. Read More

Karl Bremer Hospital uses technology to connect patients with loved ones

10 February 2021

Hospital visitations are not allowed at present to limit the risk of possible COVID-19 transmission. However, understanding the importance of connecting patients with their loved ones, Karl Bremer Hospital has decided to use technology to bring... Read More

WC continues with preparations to rollout vaccine to healthcare workers

10 February 2021

The AstraZeneca/Covishield COVID-19 vaccine rollout may have been put on hold, but our preparations have not.   Read More

Don't neglect your sexual health

8 February 2021

February is dedicated to STI/Condom Month, and Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is encouraging sexually active persons to educate themselves about using condoms and practising safe sex to help prevent sexua Read More

EMS responds to 5 210 incidents during the weekend

8 February 2021

The Western Cape Government Health's (WCGH’) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to 5 210 incidents in the Western Cape over the weekend. There were 112 incidents in red zone areas and 169 transport-related incidents. Read More

Nurse’s vaccine plea after beating COVID-19

5 February 2021

The arrival of the vaccine in South Africa has brought hope to many, especially to healthcare heroes like Karl Bremer Hospital nurse Thembeka Goba, who survived having COVID-19. Read More

Tertiary hospital nursing staff look forward to the COVID-19 vaccine

4 February 2021

Mary Ann Dubru-Shunmugam, Deputy Nursing Manager at Groote Schuur Hospital, will be taking the COVID vaccine because she values her health and mental wellbeing having recovered from COVID-19 pneumonia two weeks ago.  Read More

Maintenance team saves lives through oxygen planning

3 February 2021

The great dedication of a small team has proven lifesaving to COVID-19 patients in Robertson and Montagu hospitals – a true reflection of Western Cape Government Health’s commitment to provide quality care despite the pressures of a pandemic. Read More

Karl Bremer Hospital health heroes appreciated for going the extra mile

3 February 2021

As healthcare workers prepare to rollout vaccines and continue the fight against COVID-19, they’ve been thanked for working around the clock. Read More

Almost 2000 healthcare workers gearing towards administering COVID-19 vaccine

2 February 2021

On Tuesday 2 February, the first of 1 995 vaccinators from all corners of the health system in the Western Cape will start receiving training towards administering the COVID-19 vaccine.   Read More