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

News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

Western Cape Poisons Centre advisory: Protect yourself against carbon monoxide

4 August 2023

Western Cape Poisons Centre advisory: Protect yourself against carbon monoxide poisoning or exposure Read More

Western Cape is committed to enabling breastfeeding for working parents

3 August 2023

Working mothers face many challenges and need support from their spouses, families, friends, employers, and healthcare professionals to maintain breastfeeding. Read More

The spread of HIV in the Western Cape ends with you and me

1 August 2023

“The spread of HIV in the Western Cape ends with me”. Read More

A typical day for three surgeons at tertiary health care level

27 July 2023

A typical day for three surgeons at tertiary health care level: teamwork to save, extend, and improve lives Read More

Craniofacial surgery at Tygerberg Hospital improves patients' lifelong outcomes

20 July 2023

Craniofacial surgery at Tygerberg Hospital improves lifelong outcomes for patients    Read More

Mandela Day Surgeries project is back, providing life-improving surgeries

17 July 2023

Mandela Day Surgeries project is back, providing additional life-improving surgeries to more than 350 patients    Read More

Tygerberg Hospital’s specialised burn centre a beacon of hope for burns victims

12 July 2023

Coping with a serious burn injury can be a challenge, especially if it covers large areas of an individual’s body or is in places easily seen by other people. Read More

Poisons Centre advisory: Beware of the dangers of street pesticides in the WC

6 July 2023

The Poisons Information Helpline of the Western Cape (WC) has attended to more than 1000 calls regarding poisoning exposures to pesticides. Read More

Specialist service brought closer to communities in Ceres and Robertson hospital

3 July 2023

The availability of a specialist service at Ceres and Robertson hospitals is making a big difference to the lives of children who have health challenges affecting their ears, nose, and throat. Read More

Joint planning continues for smooth handover of clinics to ensure better service

2 July 2023

Joint planning continues for smooth handover of clinics to ensure better service to the community of Atlantis Read More

Advancing radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients at Groote Schuur Hospital

27 June 2023

To improve radiation therapy treatment for cancer patients, Groote Schuur Hospital yesterday (26 June) unveiled the first of two new linear accelerator (LINAC) machines in the Western Cape. Read More

National Epilepsy Week: Tygerberg Hospital provides high-quality care

22 June 2023

National Epilepsy Week: Tygerberg Hospital provides high-quality care for children affected by epilepsy Read More

Criminality remains a threat to citizens’ right to access to health care

13 June 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness is appalled by the robbing of security staff at Gugulethu Community Health Centre in the early hours of Tuesday morning, 13 June 2023. Read More

Help the Western Cape to reach 95% population coverage of measles

5 June 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness would like to reach all eligible children with the measles vaccine to prevent further spread of cases and outbreaks. Read More

Western Cape reaches 50% flu vaccination coverage

5 June 2023

Western Cape reaches 50% flu vaccination coverage and encourages more at-risk residents to vaccinate Read More

Brand-new Gouda Clinic offers comprehensive healthcare to more than 10000

5 June 2023

Brand-new Gouda Clinic offers comprehensive healthcare to more than 10 000 residents in the community On June 5th, Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, officially opened the brand-new R17.9 million Gouda Clinic. Read More

Netcare Ceres Hospital building officially transferred to the Western Cape Gov

1 June 2023

On Wednesday, 31 May, Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, was briefed on the progress made in the Ceres Hospital Improvement Plan. Read More

Expiring of Brackengate contract nursing staff contracts on 31 May 2023

1 June 2023

The Brackengate COVID-19 field hospital was originally established and funded as a COVID-19 facility, to cater for the overflow of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. These contracts were extended where needed. Read More

Child Protection Day – 183 children treated by Child Protection Services

1 June 2023

Child Protection Day – 183 children treated by Child Protection Services in Red Cross Hospital in 2023 to date Read More

R36 million health infrastructure projects will revitalise Stellenbosch Hospital

31 May 2023

On Tuesday, 30 May, Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench M Read More

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