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Stable patients receive medication through community chronic clubs

29 July 2022

27 July 2022 is World Osteo-Arthritis Awareness Day, a most common joint condition that often causes disability. Read More

There is still time to get the flu vaccine

24 July 2022

While the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness has already administered 100 024 of 120 000 (83.4%) influenza vaccine doses provincially, the good news is that residents can still safely receive both the COVID-19 and flu vaccines together... Read More

Local hairdresser makes salon a pop-up vaccination site to protect her business

22 July 2022

Madelaine Smal, a local hairdresser in Caledon in the Overberg District, decided that COVID-19 would not be the reason that the doors of her hair salon close again. Read More

Kraaifontein Community Health Centre’s help desk makes a difference

22 July 2022

Reducing waiting times at a hospital can be complex, but the Kraaifontein Community Health Centre is taking steps to improve their system. Read More

Public Notice: Closure of Disa Hall vaccination site

20 July 2022

Please note that Disa Hall Vaccination Centre, based at the Tygerberg Hospital, will close on 29 July 2022.    Read More

Pharmacist spreads love and warmth by crocheting for patients

19 July 2022

Crocheting is more than just a hobby for Stikland Hospital pharmacist Elsabe van der Merwe. Read More

Don’t delay your health needs – your future is built on your health

15 July 2022

Hospitalisations due to COVID-19 have decreased, ushering in a new era in which we can once again celebrate special moments with our loved ones, travel, return to work and grow our futures. It also means we have the opportunity now to catch up on... Read More

Drug abuse can cause permanent brain damage – ask for help from health workers

5 July 2022

In June International Day against Drug Abuse and SANCA drug awareness week were observed to highlight the major problems that drugs pose to society. Read More