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News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

World No Alcohol Day - Help starts here!

30 September 2022

Deciding to get help for an alcohol addiction for yourself or a loved one can be scary, but it can be one of the best decisions of your life to start your journey to recovery and restore hope. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital commemorates Heart Awareness Month

29 September 2022

In commemorating heart awareness month in September, Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) is highlighting the importance of heart health while continuing its legacy as a tertiary hospital which provides high-quality heart surgery to those that need it. Read More

Minister Mbombo celebrates World Pharmacists Day with DTHF and Iyeza Health

29 September 2022

On 27 September 2022, Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo in collaboration with the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) and Iyeza Health, celebrated Pharmacists Day. Read More

Contraception myths – What you need to know about the 'pill' and more

26 September 2022

When it comes to contraceptives, there are many options for you. Contraceptives can give you freedom and peace of mind to protect yourself from unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Read More

Occupational Therapy Week at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

23 September 2022

Occupational Therapy Week at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital – rebuild, reconnect and rediscover  Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Mbombo’s unannounced visit to Ceres Hospital

20 September 2022

“Improving services for the citizens of Witzenberg” Read More

Premier and Health Minister visit Ceres as province mourns loss of 2 EMS officer

19 September 2022

On 18 September 2022, the Department of Health and Wellness was shaken by the tragic news of a fatal road accident involving an ambulance and a truck. Read More

Western Cape Government Health mourns tragic loss of two EMS officers in crash

18 September 2022

Western Cape Government Health is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of two EMS officers early Sunday morning in a collision on the Ceres/Wolseley road. We extend our deepest sympathy to their loved ones, family, friends, and colleagues. Read More

Making medication available through innovation and care

15 September 2022

The Western Cape Department of Health makes millions of medicine parcels available to clients through innovative ways to ensure they have easy access to their medication. Read More

Reach out to our EMS vaccination programme on wheels

13 September 2022

The best way to stop new variants from arising is to increase the propo Read More

Reach out to our EMS Vaccination Programme on Wheels

13 September 2022

The best way to stop new variants from arising is to increase the proportion of vaccinated individuals, who are less likely to pass on the COVID-19 virus if they become infected. Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo visits SA Red Cross Air Mercy Services (AMS)

13 September 2022

On Friday, 9 September, Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, visited the Air Mercy Services (AMS) base and met their new CEO, Mr Farhaad Haffejee. Read More

Immediate medical care to those who most need it

12 September 2022

As this weekend demonstrated, saving lives and providing an essential emergency medical service to residents in need of prehospital care and transport are high priorities for the Western Cape Government’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Read More

Protect your unborn child, prevent a lifetime's damage

9 September 2022

STOP. Do not drink alcohol when you are pregnant, suspect you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. No amount of alcohol is safe for the unborn baby. Read More

International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day: No amount of alcohol is safe

9 September 2022

Western Cape Ministers Dr Nomafrench Mbombo and Sharna Fernandez partnered with the Foundation of Alcohol Related Research (FARR) to commemorate International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day this morning, Friday 9 September. Read More

Gift of the Givers donates aEEG monitor to Karl Bremer Hospital

7 September 2022

Gift of the Givers has donated an amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) monitor to Karl Bremer Hospital’s neonatal unit. Read More

National Kidney Awareness Week – Don’t take your kidneys for granted

7 September 2022

Faith van der Ross’s journey with kidney disease started when she was just one years old. Faith, who will celebrate her sixth birthday later this month, regularly visits the Symphony Way CDC in Delft for healthcare. Read More

It is important to keep your kidneys clean

6 September 2022

Most of us do not think of the health of our kidneys, but they are more important than what we give them credit for. Read More

International Spinal Cord Injury Day: A gunshot wound caused my spinal injury

5 September 2022

International Spinal Cord Injury Day (ISCI) is observed on September 5th each year. This year’s theme is Spinal Cord Injuries Conflicts and Disasters, Prepare and Prevent. This theme raises awareness of people with spinal cord injuries and... Read More

Minister Mbombo pleased with Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute progress

5 September 2022

On 2 September 2022, Minister Mbombo conducted an oversight visit to Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute (OFPI). Read More