Groote Schuur Hospital

Project Peacock: Latest treatment for prostate cancer

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[…]

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Groote Schuur records increase in gang violence cases

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[…]

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Questions raised about GSH blaze

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[…]

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“I’ll make duah for your daddy”, Mpho Tutu told

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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