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News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

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

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

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

‘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

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

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