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Misinformation about Use of Antiretroviral Medication

28 March 2005

It has come to the attention of the Western Cape Provincial Department of Health that misinformation is being spread in respect of the use of antiretroviral medication. Read More

Visit to the Phelophepa Health Train by Health Minister Pierre Uys

21 March 2005

Western Cape Health Services have once again joined forces with the Transnet Foundation to bring the Phelophepa Health Train to the province. Read More

Province to take over Primary Health Care Facilities run by Municipalities

10 March 2005

The Western Cape Health Department will assume responsibility for Personal Primary Health Care (PPHC) services currently provided by municipalities outside of the Cape Town metropolitan area with effect from 1 April 2005. Read More

First Dedicated Anti-Retroviral (ARV) Center Launched in Gugulethu

2 March 2005

The Western Cape Department of Health in conjunction with Crusaid, a UK based HIV/ Aids fundraising organization, is to launch the province's first dedicated Anti-Retroviral Treatment Centre in Gugulethu on Thursday 3 March 2005. Read More

Project Launch to Prevent Diarrhoeal Disease in Children

14 February 2005

Photo opportunity Place: Wallacedene Time: 14h30 Date: 16 February 2005. Note: Radio stations wanting a soundbite can call Min Uys on 082 4555 144 Read More

Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre Offically Opened

2 December 2004

Another Health Care 2010 Vision becomes a Reality! Read More

New Rehabilitation Centre of Excellence Open on 3 December 2004

2 December 2004

For the past year a section of the premises of Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital in Mitchells Plain has been a buzzing hive of building activity. Read More

Official Opening of the Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre

1 December 2004

Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain 3 December 2004 Dignitaries, Guests, Staff & Patients are kindly requested to arrive at 09:00 for 09:30 Read More

International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day

30 November 2004

9 September 2004 Read More

Opening of Consolidated Service Laboratory at Groote Schuur Hospital

30 November 2004

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Pierre Uys, and the CEO of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), John Robertson, officially opened a new R5 million state-of-the-art consolidated laboratory service at the Groote Schuur Hospital on 11... Read More

Opening of Psychosis Recovery Unit

30 November 2004

Another first for health services in the Western Cape: Opening of Psychosis Recovery Unit by Health Minister Pierre Uys. Place: Lentegeur Hospital, Mitchells Plain Date: 5 November 2004 Time: 12h30 Enquiries: Herman van der Westhuizen:... Read More

Global Fund gives US$ 15.5m to Fight Aids

30 November 2004

The Western Cape Provincial Department of Health has just received the biggest grant ever given to a provincial department. Read More

MEC Visits Red Cross Children for Eye Care Awareness Week

30 November 2004

The Western Cape MEC for Health, Minister Pierre Uys visited the Red Cross Children's Hospital on World Sight Day, Thursday 14 October. Read More

Emergency Services in Western Cape get Major Boost

30 November 2004

Some 30% of entire ambulance fleet to be replaced by 68 new ambulances as part of a R52 million replacement prorgamme. To be announced on Monday 29 November at 11am at Baron's, N1 City, Goodwood at 11am. Read More

Fundraising Campaign for Woodside Special Care Centre

9 November 2004

Make a donation today to the Woodside Special Care Centre for people with serious disabilities Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month - October 2004

30 September 2004


World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day

7 September 2004

The Metro District Health Services of the Western Cape Department of Health is raising awareness of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome on World FAS Day on Thursday 9 September 2004. Read More

Healthy Baby Competition

25 August 2004

The Western Cape Department of Health and Johnson & Johnson challenge mothers to take responsibility for their children's health. Read More

BMW Bellville donates R15 000 for wheelchairs to new Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre

25 August 2004

On Friday, 27August 2004, BMW Bellville will make its own contribution to the success of the new Western Cape Rehabilitation Center by giving a donation of R15000. Read More