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News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

6 Year Old Drummer, Daniel Petersen III visits Tygerberg Children's Hospital

9 September 2009

On 10 September 2009, South Africa's youngest and most famous, six-year-old drummer, Daniel Petersen III, will be visiting Tygerberg Children's Hospital. Not only will Daniel hand out educational books and toys but he will also perform for the... Read More

Railway Accident

8 September 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro EMS (Emergency Medical Services) received a call this morning at 09:24 about a railway accident. A train drove over a Light Duty Vehicle between the Stellenbosch and Vlottenberg Railway stations. Read More

N2 Taxi Accident

7 September 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health Metro EMS received a call at 13:05 today of a taxi accident. A taxi lost control and overturned on the N2 incoming, pass the Athlone turnoff. Read More

Update on Hot Air Balloon Crash in Oudtshoorn

2 September 2009

Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) reported yesterday about a hot air balloon incident in Oudtshoorn in which two people were slightly injured. Read More

Hot Air Balloon Crashes in Oudtshoorn

1 September 2009

Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) received a call at 07:19 this morning (Wednesday 02 September 2009) of a hot air balloon that crash-landed in the Oudtshoorn district. The incident happened on the Stolsvlakte Road. Read More

Lansdowne Road Bus Accident

1 September 2009

Metro EMS (Emergency Medical Services) received a call at 08:57 this morning (Monday 24 August) of a bus accident in Landsdowne Road, Mannenberg. A bus drove into the rear of another bus under the Vanguard Drive Bridge, in the direction of Wetton... Read More

Update on H1N1 in the Western Cape: 31 August 2009

30 August 2009

The Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic is currently placing major pressure on State health services in the Western Cape and in particular the critical care services within our hospitals. The H1N1 influenza pandemic has particularly impacted on younger... Read More

Press Conference on the Rebuilding of Tygerberg Hospital as a Mega Project

26 August 2009

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, invites all media to a press conference that will provide detailed information on the rebuilding of Tygerberg Hospital as a mega project. Read More

New Somerset Hospital to Lay a Cornerstone Celebrating 150 Years of Existence

16 August 2009

18 August 2009 marks the laying of the Cornerstone of the Western Cape Department of Health's New Somerset Hospital. Read More

Update on H1N1 in the Western Cape: 14 August 2009

13 August 2009

The latest statistics from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases reveal that 430 people in the Western Cape have tested positively for H1N1. Attached is a map of the province that shows the affected areas. Read More

Immunisation Measures Introduced to Prevent Child Deaths

11 August 2009

07 August 2009 Pneumonia and diarrhoea are worldwide public health issues and together account for about half the deaths in children below the age of five years. Read More

Update on H1N1 (Swine Flu) in the Western Cape: 12 August 2009

11 August 2009

The Cape Gateway hotline response call centre - 0860 142 142 - is receiving an increasing number of calls from the public. At the moment the call centre operates during office hours, and will also be available over the coming weekend. Read More

Invitation to the Pink and Blue Child Awareness Campaign

11 August 2009

We would like to invite you to join the Department of Health, TygerBear Foundation and more than 3000 children, well known performers and celebrities on Wednesday 12 August, from 10h00-12h00, in the celebration of the Pink & Blue Child Awareness... Read More

Update on H1N1 in the Western Cape

10 August 2009

Official confirmation of second death The National Institute for Communicable Diseases today confirmed that Johann Hack (42) of the Strand who died on Wednesday, 5 August 2009, was infected with the H1N1 virus. Read More

Pink & Blue Child Awareness Campaign

10 August 2009

On 12 August 2009 the Department of Health, Western Cape in conjunction with the TygerBear Foundation will officially celebrate the Pink & Blue Child Awareness Campaign.  Read More

H1N1 Update on Western Cape Government's Action Plan

9 August 2009

Western Cape Department of Health Pandemic Preparedness and Action Plan Read More

Promoting Women's Health

6 August 2009

July, August and September are Women's Health season in the Western Cape Health Department. During this time, all primary health care services focus attention on promoting the health and wellness of women. Read More

Update on Influenza A(H1N1)

6 August 2009

The Department of Health has had no official confirmation from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) of a second death. Read More

Status of the H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu) in the Western Cape

3 August 2009

Firstly, my deepest sympathy with the family of the student from the University of Stellenbosch, who lost their son last week. We are truly sorry for your loss. Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Calls for No Disruption of Essential Services During Municipal Strikes

27 July 2009

The Khayelitsha Community Health Centre in Site B was closed today, after striking municipal workers entered the building and drove people out with sjamboks. Read More