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Immediate and available emergency medical assistance during holiday break

28 December 2022

The Western Cape Department of Health is deeply appreciative of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel and their contributions throughout the holiday break. Read More

188* babies born in Western Cape on Christmas day in public health facilities.

26 December 2022

We are happy to announce the birth of 188 babies* as reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape on Christmas Day 2022. The total number reported from 0:00 on 25 December 2022, comprises of 122 boys and 66 girls. Read More

Long weekend keeps EMS first responders busy

19 December 2022

Being considerate is an essential part of sharing the road and ensuring the safety of all road users, but unfortunately over this long weekend too many road users did not demonstrate this courtesy. Paramedics respond to a staggering 47 incidents... Read More

EMS encourages personal responsibility before holiday mode takes hold

14 December 2022

As schools and some industries close for the year and many residents take a well-deserved December and January break, the Western Cape Department of Health’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will continue to provide emergency medical and rescue... Read More

Ready, Collect, Go: Get your chronic medication

12 December 2022

Getting ready to enjoy the festivities over the next few weeks? Before you head off into the sunset, make sure to pop in at your collection site to ensure you have sufficient chronic medication for the whole of the festive season.  Read More

Increase in pertussis (whooping cough) cases in Western Cape

8 December 2022

Through our surveillance system, the Western Cape Department of Health has picked up a marked increase in pertussis cases (or whooping cough) in the province. Read More

Be sun-smart - look after your skin!

30 November 2022

According to the National Awareness Calendar, 1 December 2022 to 31 January 2023, have been designated as skin cancer awareness months. Read More

Working together to find solutions to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Western Cape

30 November 2022

Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the Western Cape hosted a provincial symposium involving key stakeholders to find solutions related to HIV from district healthcare, science, civil society, youth and community, and funding as the different... Read More

Sexual violence and assault - what happens next

29 November 2022

Did you know - globally about 1 in 3 (30%) women worldwide have been subjected to either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.  Read More

Western Cape Innovation leads to National Awards!

28 November 2022

The 20th Annual Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) Awards 2022 again highlighted the important role data plays in decision making and action. Read More

Private sector Health Indaba - Health is everybody’s business

21 November 2022

On Friday, 18 November 2022, Minister Nomafrench Mbombo, Provincial Minister of Health and Wellness, hosted a Health Indaba with stakeholders from the private sector. Read More

Boys to men, this one’s for you: How to protect your health

18 November 2022

November is Men’s Health Month and presents the opportunity to support and celebrate the men in our lives. Read More

Dangers of Pneumonia

12 November 2022

Did you know that pneumonia is a major cause of death in children under the age of five years? Read More

World Preemie Festival - Tygerberg Hospital - 12 Nov

9 November 2022

World Prematurity Day (World Preemie Day) is celebrated annually on 17 November.   Read More

Minister Mbombo's visit to Central Karoo

9 November 2022

MINISTER OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS, DR NOMAFRENCH MBOMBO OPENS BERGSIG MENTAL HEALTH WARD AT NELSPOORT HOSPITAL AND CONDUCTS OVERSIGHT OF PROGRESS AT EMS INFRASTRUCTURE, MURRAYSURG HOSPITAL Read More

Warmer weather sees increased risk for diarrhoea

4 November 2022

As temperatures are rising, so is the risk of your child contracting diarrhoea. Know the signs and what to do to save a child’s life. Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo opens Groote Schuur Wellness Centre for staff

1 November 2022

Minister for Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness, Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo opened a wellness centre at Groote Schuur Hospital for their 4 500 employees employed at the hospital.  Read More

The Hartman Nursing Awards return

29 October 2022

Tygerberg Hospital brings back the event celebrating nursing excellence Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo celebrates fourth consecutive clean audit outcome

26 October 2022

The Western Cape Department of Health has once again received a clean audit for the fourth consecutive year. It is the only provincial health department in the country to do so. Read More

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