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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