Public Health Directory - Switchboard: 011 355 3000
Antenatal CareThe antenatal care programme aims to take care of women during their pregnancies to ensure the best possible outcomes for pregnant women and their unborn babies. Any pregnant woman can attend antenatal clinics, which are available at all hospitals and midwifery obstetric clinics in Gauteng. Services are available from 07h00 to 16h00 on weekdays.
Contact: Sikhonjiwe Masilela Tel: 011 355 3266/ 3397 Sikhonjiwe.Masilela@gauteng.gov.za ContraceptionThis service aims to give women a choice about whether they want to fall pregnant or not. It helps to prevent unwanted pregnancies and encourages men to play a role in prevention. The service is available at health facilities throughout the province. The following are offered:
Contact: Daphne Tlhabela Tel: 011 355 3312 Daphney.Tlhabela@gauteng.gov.za Management of Childhood Illness (MCI)More than 160 nurses have been trained to reduce infant mortality and morbidity rate. Forty Field Health Workers including Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners have been orientated on IMCI to help with follow-ups and community participation and involvement in the care of children in their homes and in the community.Contact: Marousi Mzondi Tel: 011 355 3315 Marousi.M@gpg.gov.za Growth MonitoringThis programme for children under five years is carried out in the district clinics and in the ECD facilities. Contact: Tshifhiwa Mashamba Tel: 011 355 3314 Tshifhiwa.Mashamba@gauteng.gov.za Nomonde Motsoeneng Tel: 011 355 3325 Nomonde.Motsoeneng@gauteng.gov.za Termination of PregnancyThis service is offered to all women who wish to terminate a pregnancy. The service aims to reduce maternal deaths caused by illegal abortions. Women are advised to report early in their pregnancy if they wish to terminate, preferably in the first three months. Termination during the first three months of pregnancy is available from the following health facilities:
Contact: Daphne Tlhabela Tel: 011 355 3312 Daphney.Tlhabela@gauteng.gov.za Childhood IllnessesAs part of a strategy to reduce deaths of infants and children under five years of age, over 200 nurses have been trained on the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses. These nurses work at health facilities throughout the province.Contact: Marousi Mzondi Tel: 011 355 3319 MarousiM@gpg.gov.zaMarousi.Mzondi@gauteng.gov.za
Genetic ServicesTo improve the quality of health services provided to pregnant women and their babies, fathers and the general public, nurses have been trained to train other health care givers to provide for assessment, management, prevention and rehabilitative services on genetic disorders, birth defects and disabilities. These services are offered at various health care facilities.Contact: Sikhonjiwe Masilela Tel: 011 355 3266/ 3397 Sikhonjiwe.Masilela@gauteng.gov.za School Health ServicesSchool nurses screen all children in primary schools for eye and hearing problems. Spectacles and hearing devices are provided for those children identified with problems. More than 900 Classroom Teachers Health Guides were printed and distributed to primary schools to help teachers in schools confronted with health problems of children.Contact: Marousi Mzondi Tel: 011 355 3315 MarousiM@gpg.gov.za / Marousi.Mzondi@gauteng.gov.za Physiotherapy and Speech TherapyOccupational physiotherapy and speech therapy services are provided to children at Gauteng hospitals. Contact: Elma Burger Tel: 011 355 3432 Elma.Burger@gpg.gov.za
ImmunizationRoutine immunization of children is carried out at all primary health centres.Contact: Joy Mnyaluza. Tel: 011 355 3867 joyM4@gpg.gov.za
Tuberculosis controlA TB control programme is being implemented at health facilities throughout the province.Contact: Dr Madonsela Tel: 011 355 email@example.com
Cervical Cancer ScreeningCervical cancer is one of the biggest causes of death in women. If it is diagnosed early enough, it can be treated successfully. Cervical cancer screening is crucial to ensure early detection and treatment.Contact: Daphne TlhabelaTel: 011 355 3312 Daphney.Tlhabela@gauteng.gov.za Breast Cancer Screening Breast cancer is one of the killer cancers in women. There is a need for concerted effort to increase awareness of breast cancer amongst women. All primary health care facilities provide breast cancer screening.Contact: Daphne TlhabelaTel: 011 355 3312 Daphney.Tlhabela@gauteng.gov.za Maternal DeathsAny death of a woman during pregnancy or childbirth is classified as a maternal death. A National Committee on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (NCCEMD) has been set up to identify the causes of maternal deaths, and to make interventions which will halve the number of maternal deaths.Contact: Sikhonjiwe Masilela Tel: 011 355 3266/ 3397 Sikhonjiwe.Masilela@gauteng.gov.za Mental HealthThe Gauteng Health Department in partnership with a number of community organisations provides chronic mental health care services for children and adults with severe intellectual disabilities.Contact:Ray Lazarus Tel: 011 355 firstname.lastname@example.org
Physiotherapy and Speech TherapyOccupational physiotherapy and speech therapy services are provided to children at Gauteng hospitals. Contact: Elma Burger Tel: 011 355 3432 Elma.Burger@gpg.gov.za Life skillsThe Department of Health in conjunction with the Department of Education provides life skills programmes to all school children in the province.Contact: Pat Banda Tel: 011 355 3326 email@example.com The National AIDS Helpline (0800-012-322)
Provides a confidential, anonymous 24-hour toll-free telephone counselling, information and referral service for those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.Helpline was initiated in 1991 and is a partnership of the Department of Health and LifeLine Southern Africa. The Helpline, manned by trained lay-counsellors, receives an average of 3,000 calls per day, and is seen as a leading telephone counselling service within the SADC region.Services Offered by the AIDS Helpline:
Folateng is a concept as practical as it is innovative. Folateng is a network of private wards that are set up within Gauteng’s public hospitals. Each ward gives the patient the quality and convenience of private health care with specialist physicians and cutting edge technology that only a long-established hospital has the capacity to offer. ServicesThe Folateng private wards are situated in the largest and best equipped provincial hospitals in Gauteng. This gives patients full access to a range of specialist services and physicians on a 24-hour basis. Services are unique to each hospital and thus allow provision of care to the patient at an appropriate level and allow us to refer them to the appropriate Folateng ward for the service that is required. Services include:
Johannesburg HospitalThe Folateng ward opened in May 2002. It has over 100 beds and is able to offer all the specialist services. It is a teaching hospital for the University of Witwatersrand. It has recently acquired some of the lastest cutting edge technology and equipment. This in conjunction with the expert on-site clinicians and specialists will lead to world class services at a reasonable price to private and medical aid patients.
The folateng ward offers the following additional services:
Moira Koen 082 338 5921011 488 49 80011 488 4130/4376 Helen Joseph HospitalFolateng ward opened in June 2003. It has over 40 beds and is able to offer a limited range of specialist services. It is also teaching hospital for WITS. Besides the specialists services offered on-site, Folateng ward offers the following additional services
Elizabeth Camelo082 558 95 91011 726 8131011 726 8135
Pretoria West HospitalThe Folateng ward was opened in June 2003. It has over 50 beds and is able to offer a range of secondary services and a limited package of specialist services.
It offers the following
For further information contact the Head Of Unit:
Sr. Madiba082 823 4276012 380 1405
The Folateng ward was opened in April 2005. It has 28 general beds and 8 maternity beds. As a regional hospital it is able to offer a range of secondary services and a limited package of specialist services.It offers the following services:
Martha Motshele0833 310 3591016 930 3150
Provincial Call Centre
Gauteng Provincial Government Hotline: 0860 428 8364