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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

Reach out to our EMS vaccination programme on wheels

13 September 2022

The best way to stop new variants from arising is to increase the propo Read More

Reach out to our EMS Vaccination Programme on Wheels

13 September 2022

The best way to stop new variants from arising is to increase the proportion of vaccinated individuals, who are less likely to pass on the COVID-19 virus if they become infected. Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo visits SA Red Cross Air Mercy Services (AMS)

13 September 2022

On Friday, 9 September, Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, visited the Air Mercy Services (AMS) base and met their new CEO, Mr Farhaad Haffejee. Read More

Immediate medical care to those who most need it

12 September 2022

As this weekend demonstrated, saving lives and providing an essential emergency medical service to residents in need of prehospital care and transport are high priorities for the Western Cape Government’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Read More

Protect your unborn child, prevent a lifetime's damage

9 September 2022

STOP. Do not drink alcohol when you are pregnant, suspect you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. No amount of alcohol is safe for the unborn baby. Read More

International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day: No amount of alcohol is safe

9 September 2022

Western Cape Ministers Dr Nomafrench Mbombo and Sharna Fernandez partnered with the Foundation of Alcohol Related Research (FARR) to commemorate International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day this morning, Friday 9 September. Read More

Gift of the Givers donates aEEG monitor to Karl Bremer Hospital

7 September 2022

Gift of the Givers has donated an amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) monitor to Karl Bremer Hospital’s neonatal unit. Read More