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News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

The Hartman Nursing Awards return

29 October 2022

Tygerberg Hospital brings back the event celebrating nursing excellence Read More

If you act quickly, there is hope after a stroke

26 October 2022

There are no guarantees in life, says a stroke survivor from Paarl, but, if you get help quickly, you have a fighting chance. 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

Patients first - the story of the Western Cape Health’s Annual Report 2021/22

25 October 2022

  Putting patients at the heart of our health care – the story of the Western Cape Health’s Annual Report for 2021/22 Read More

New hearing equipment a game-changer for hearing impaired people in rural WC

21 October 2022

People with hearing impairment across rural areas of the Western Cape will soon have improved access to state-of-the-art audiology equipment and hearing aids, thanks to a project funded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in... Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo joins the celebrations of 130 years of Valkenberg

20 October 2022

“Mental Health is everybody’s business” On Wednesday, 19 October 2022, Minister Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo in collaboration with the Valkenberg Hospital Facility Board and hospital management celebrated 130 years of Valkenberg Hospital.    Read More

Summer loading… Get vaxxed and relax!

14 October 2022

With summer fast approaching and so many things to still take care of, the Western Cape Department of Health, through its Vaxi Taxi, wants to lighten your load. Read More

‘Healthcare on wheels’ brings hope, comfort to patients and families

7 October 2022

Being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or life-limiting condition can be frightening for patients and their families. Read More

We need your help to reduce pressure on our emergency centre

7 October 2022

Healthcare workers in the Emergency Centre (EC) at the Karl Bremer Hospital are asking for the public’s help to reduce Read More

Minister Mbombo welcomes exemption of 5 additional hospitals from loadshedding

6 October 2022

Five additional hospitals in the Western Cape have been exempted from loadshedding, bringing the total number of hospitals protected in the province to eight.    Read More

Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo’s visit to Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre

5 October 2022

On Monday, 3 October 2022, Minister Nomafrench Mbombo and statutory bodies in the Mitchells’ Plain area visited the Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC). Read More

EMS to the rescue, and do not hesitate to call for help

4 October 2022

As part of its ongoing integrated search and rescue operations, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) continue to come to the aid of those residents and visitors in distress or imminent danger. This mostly involves hikers. Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo Media Briefing on Loadshedding in the Western Cape

1 October 2022

On 30 September 2022, the National Minister of Health, Minister Phaahla had a virtual media briefing. At this briefing Minister Phaahla indicated that he is exempting Red Cross War Memorial Hospital, Groote Schuur Hospital and Tygerberg Hospitals... Read More