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News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

Vaccine stories from delft

18 June 2021

With winter fast approaching, vaccinated community members in Delft have encouraged elderly residents around the province to get their jabs. Read More

Vaccinations continue and keeping safe amidst third wave

18 June 2021

Vaccinations: the update Since the beginning of the vaccination to the public, the Western Cape Government has consistently exceeded its weekly vaccination targets. But we have also experienced setbacks relating to national vaccine supply. Read More

Home vaccinations for bedridden residents

17 June 2021

Mrs Freda Carol Jessman, became one of the first recipients to receive her COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Western Cape Governments Health’s home vaccination roll-out to eligible recipients in the Cape Metro.  Since the beginning of Phase 2, many... Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo commissions Victoria Hospitals new emergency centre

15 June 2021

On Tuesday 15 June 2021, Minister Nomafrench Mbombo, officially opened the Victoria Hospital’s new Emergency Center.  The previous emergency unit, served as a temporary for 49 years.  Staff and Health Facility Board members were ecstatic that... Read More

Taking vaccine registration to the streets

15 June 2021

The Western Cape Government Health’s team from the Klipfontein and Mitchells Plain Substructure with support by the Department of Local Government and YMCA Cape Flats Community Health Care Workers, took to the streets of Beacon Valley in Mitchells... Read More

Priority groups encouraged to get the flu vaccination

14 June 2021

“If you are in one of the risk groups for serious complications of influenza, get vaccinated against flu,” is the message from the Western Cape Department of Health as it seeks to avoid the winter flu epidemic and lessen the burden on the province’s... Read More

What to expect from 14 – 18 June

11 June 2021

After three weeks of exceeding targets, vaccination rollout in the western cape stymied by lesser vaccine supply   Read More

Have you got your finger on your pulse?

10 June 2021

Commemorating World Heart Rhythm Week (7 – 13 June), Tygerberg and Groote Schuur Hospitals, centres of global cardiovascular excellence, are raising awareness and promoting better understanding of heart rhythm disorders or arrhythmias (abnormal... Read More

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

10 June 2021

Nutrition as the building block for all health and wellbeing is vital, as is the role of those who promote and prescribe it to assist patients and the broader community. Read More

Northern and Tygerberg subdistricts vaccine rollout: What to expect

8 June 2021

The vaccination programme rollout in the Northern and Tygerberg subdistricts resumes this week (7-11 June), with new private sites coming online at the University of the Western Cape and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Read More

What to expect from Monday 7 June

4 June 2021

Weekly vaccination targets are being exceeded – but week-on-week scale up is dependent on vaccine supply.    Read More

Child protection week

4 June 2021

Immunisations offer protection against preventable diseases   Read More

Improving the lives of children born with clubfoot

3 June 2021

Tygerberg Hospital has partnered with Steps Clubfoot Care, a non-profit organisation, to improve the lives of children born with congenital deformities of the foot which are caused by the abnormal development of a baby’s bones, ligaments, and... Read More

Commit to quit: World No-Tobacco Day

3 June 2021

On Monday, 31 May, the World Health Organisation and global partners celebrated World No-Tobacco Day by raising awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. The theme for this year’s... Read More

Celebrating stories of hope with cancer survivors

2 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health is happy to celebrate with two patients from Groote Schuur Hospital, Mrs Ntuthu Sonjica and Mrs Fatima Meyer who have survived cancer. Read More

Elderly couple first to be vaccinated as new sites launch for vaccination

31 May 2021

Maria and Dexter Dowie were the first residents to be vaccinated in Bishop Lavis on Monday, 31 May 2021, when the day hospital launched its vaccination centre. Read More

Wait for appointment SMS before going to vaccination site

26 May 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health encourages residents to wait for their appointment SMS (date and place) before going to a vaccination site. Read More

Children suffering devastating, yet preventable, burns

24 May 2021

“Flame burns are devastating injuries with substantial lifelong physical and psychosocial consequences for the affected survivors and their families,” says Dr Gary Dos Passos, head of burns unit at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (... Read More

Over 60 and registered for your COVID vaccine? What to expect from Monday 24 May

23 May 2021

Following the conclusion of the first week of the Phase 2 vaccination programme for over 60 year-olds, which also includes Phase 1b for healthcare workers, the Department would like to advise citizens on what to expect this week (24-28 May).   Read More

What to expect from Monday 24 May – including Rural sites

22 May 2021

Over 60 and registered for your COVID vaccine?  Read More