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

News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute (OFPI) project update

31 August 2021

The Western Cape Government Health’s joint venture with the Department of Transport and Public Works, and other stakeholders will  reach construction completion by the end of 2021, if everything goes according to plan. Read More

Red Cross associate professor shares her experiences in the emergency room

26 August 2021

“It’s always a huge relief in the emergency room when the patients stabilise and we can send them on to the next ward or ICU knowing that they’ve turned the corner and will continue to get better,” confides Associate Professor Heloise Buys, head of... Read More

Doctor’s appeal: This virus is vicious, we can’t predict how it will affect you

24 August 2021

After a nine-hour shift, Dr Davianne de Bruin is relieved to return home to rest. The young doctor has worked at the Brackengate Hospital of Hope for most of the pandemic and is on the frontline once again amid the third wave. Read More

A new day has dawned as over 18-year-olds line up for vaccination

24 August 2021

Registration and vaccination for the last age bracket, 18–34-year-olds, opened on Friday which resulted in many eligible people queuing at vaccination sites. The fact that on the first day there were so many persons eager to be vaccinated is a very... Read More

Western Cape Government Health Statement on GSH Protest

21 August 2021

The Department is aware of the notice doing the rounds about the planned protest at Groote Schuur Hospital 21st August. Our security has been working with SAPS to ensure the safety of our staff and clients. Read More

COVID-19 vaccine brings hope to Elim Night Shelter staff and residents

17 August 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine has brought hope and relief to people across the world who have experienced loss due to the pandemic. Read More

Local female staff on the importance of vaccination

16 August 2021

The Western Cape Province shows early signs of the third wave plateauing. Data shows that people over the age of 50 are now at highest risk for admissions and for death in any subsequent waves if we look at admissions and deaths to date. Read More

Athlone Stadium ‘Vaccination Centre of Hope’ one of the biggest vaccine sites

16 August 2021

Today, the City of Cape Town and Western Cape Government launched the walk-in section of the Athlone Stadium mass site - our second ‘Vaccination Centre of Hope’. This will be followed by the launch of the drive-through component of the site in two... Read More

Red Cross Children’s Hospital spotlight: Mereille Pursad

12 August 2021

“Every single day I get to play with children, using my knowledge and skill set to empower, and enable, them to see the light at sometimes very dark tunnel,” says Mereille Pursad, head of Occupational Therapy at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s... Read More

Celebrating Groote Schuur Hospital women who make a difference: Mariam Anthony

11 August 2021

Mariam Anthony has been employed at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) for the past 39 years and is nearing her retirement. Currently, she works as an administration clerk in the Engineering Department. Read More

Stay safe over this long weekend

6 August 2021

As we head into the long weekend we need to remember the practical things we can do to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe.    Read More

Mobile wellness bus takes vaccination directly to dairy farmworkers

5 August 2021

Western Cape Government Health is continuing efforts to bring the COVID-19 vaccination programme directly to farming communities as we aim to improve access to vaccines. Read More

Residents at the Haven Night Shelter get vaccinated

4 August 2021

On Tuesday 3 August, Western Cape Government Health teams from the Southern and Western Sub-structure increased their efforts to reach marginalised and vulnerable community members by vaccinating residents of the Haven Night Shelter in Retreat. Read More

COVID-19 vaccination: ‘A town a day’

4 August 2021

105 of the 125 residents of the Tankwa Karoo area were vaccinated in one go. Read More

Department Of Health in the Overberg ensures no person is left behind

3 August 2021

Since the start of the vaccination rollout in the Overberg, the Department of Health has worked tirelessly to ensure that all walks of life are reached during the vaccine rollout. Read More