News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

South Africa's oldest hospital to receive new APU, upgraded theatres and more

26 April 2023

With almost R150 million of infrastructure projects currently in progress, Minister Nomafrench Mbombo had an opportunity to inspect the construction of the new Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU) at the New Somerset Hospital, as well as the upgrades being... Read More

Vaccination gives every child the chance at a healthy life

25 April 2023

Too many children in the Western Cape are being left without protection against measles and other preventable diseases. As a result, the risk of large outbreaks has increased. Read More

Keeping the lights on for you, so we can keep on looking after your health

23 April 2023

April marked a significant milestone for the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness as it commenced with its plans to safeguard healthcare facilities against continuous and increasingly severe electricity blackouts. Read More

Construction of Eerste River APU in full swing and making good progress

21 April 2023

With mental health and the wellness of our communities being a priority for the Department of Health and Wellness, I was pleased with the progress being made with the construction of the Eerste River Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU). Read More

Increase in medical and trauma incidents this Easter weekend

12 April 2023

Providing effective emergency care both in-and-out of hospital medical care to residents was again a high priority for the health workers in the province this past long weekend.    Emergency Medical Services Read More

Easter weekend calls for individual responsibility to keep everyone safe

6 April 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness encourages residents to play their part in doing whatever they can this Easter weekend to keep themselves, the people they care about, and all road users safe. Read More