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News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

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

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

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

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

Confirmed Monkeypox case in Cape Town – no need for panic

29 June 2022

Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness confirms a case of Monkeypox which was detected in the Western Cape and confirmed by laboratory testing on 27th June 2022. Read More

Voluntary mask wearing supported to protect the elderly and vulnerable

24 June 2022

The Western Cape Health Department welcomes the repeal of the COVID-19 regulations. At the same time, we encourage voluntary mask wearing where applicable - people who have flu symptoms, people who have underlying chronic conditions and the elderly. Read More

Clinic Integration – What to expect in the Northern / Tygerberg District

24 June 2022

Western Cape Government Health will officially integrate healthcare services of seven City of Cape Town healthcare clinics in Cape Town’s Northern and Tygerberg sub-districts, from Friday 1 July 2022.    Read More

Dietitians are at the forefront in the fight against chronic conditions

20 June 2022

The importance of healthy habits to prevent and manage chronic conditions is highlighted in June by celebrating Global Wellness Day on 11 June and Dietitian Week from 20 to 24 June.    Read More

Nine City of Cape Town Clinics integrated into Provincial Health Service

17 June 2022

Western Cape Government Health will officially integrate healthcare services of nine City of Cape Town healthcare clinics in Cape Town’s Northern Tygerberg, Klipfontein, and Khayelitsha areas from Friday 1 July 2022.  Read More

Dedicated health services for youth aim to improve access to services

16 June 2022

Adolescence can be an exciting and overwhelming time filled with new challenges and adventures for teenagers and their parents. Read More

Report into rape allegations concluded by Department

15 June 2022

Recent media reports relating to allegations of sexual harassment and rape, made by a student at UCT and employee of The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness have been thoroughly and independently investigated. Read More

Health Facilities update following heavy overnight rain in Western Cape

14 June 2022

Healthcare facilities have been affected by heavy rain and strong winds overnight in the province. Mop-up operations have since commenced at various facilities this morning, 14 June 2022, to ensure that services resume as soon as possible. Read More

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) respond to 5 670 incidents in the Western Cape

13 June 2022

The Western Cape Government Health and Wellness (WCGHW) Emergency Medical Services provided care to residents during 5 670 incidents in the province this weekend, which included 2 041 life-threatening conditions that required urgent treatment. Read More

Additional boosters for 50 years and older will provide additional protection

10 June 2022

From 6 June, persons 50 years and older are eligible for an additional Pfizer booster vaccine if they have received their last booster of either Pfizer or JnJ at least 120 days ago.    Read More

Red Cross Hospital New Trauma & Medical Emergency Units welcome first patients

10 June 2022

After months of anticipation, the newly upgraded and spacious Trauma and Medical Emergency Units at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital welcomed their first patients this week. Read More

Vacant shop becomes vaccination site at GrandWest ahead of school holidays

8 June 2022

A vacant coffee shop has been transformed into a vaccination site for the public at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. Read More