Prostate cancer affects one in every 23 South African men, according to Global Cancer Statistics 2018. A new treatment process called Low Dose Rate brachytherapy (LDR) is a form of radiation therapy that might soon change that. This treatment is exclusive to the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. Dr[…]
A nurse, who helped care for thousands of people’s wounds at Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town, has retired after 35 years – and she has never taken a day’s sick leave. Sister Colleen Grehan’s dedicated service was highlighted on the Heroes of Groote Schuur Facebook page, a project of the[…]
In the past two months, 22 patients suffered from spine injuries due to gunshot wounds, normally due to gang violence resulting in an influx of patients at state hospitals, this according Western Cape Health Department. This after Groote Schuur Hospital’s Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit (ASCI) recorded a 12 per[…]
Questions are being raised about the circumstances surrounding the death of a male patient who sustained fatal burns after a fire broke out at Groote Schuur Hospital. The City’s Fire and Rescue Service responded to a blaze in Ward G17 at 22h30 on Sunday evening. Fire and Rescue Service’s spokesperson[…]
The Nurse family appeared unmoved by the teary testimony on Monday of the woman accused of stealing baby Zephany Nurse from Groote Schuur Hospital 19 years ago. “The emotions she is feeling now, we have been feeling for 18 years,” Zephany’s biological father Morne Nurse said outside the Western Cape[…]
The trial of a woman alleged to have stolen a baby from the Groote Schuur Hospital 19 years ago was expected to continue for a third day on Thursday. So far, five witnesses have testified against the woman who was accused of snatching the baby girl who was to be[…]
While trying to spread some warmth and cheer among the sick, it was the patients who ended up giving words of comfort to the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, at Groote Schuur Hospital on Friday morning. “Please tell your daddy Aunty Sadia from Heideveld is[…]
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