Western Cape Department of Health
Get weekly updates, new jobs, and reviews

Western Cape Department of Health Employee Reviews

Found 20 reviews matching the search
See all 24 reviews
3,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Very good exposure, really learned a lot.
The most enjoyable part of my job as an Acute Pain Sister were when all patients referred to me was comfortable pain wise on the pain plan given to them. If ever find a client still complaining of pain even on a proper pain plan me as the pain sister could give pain education and reassure the patient who believe tablets is not for them.
Was this review helpful?
4,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great work environment
I have learned so much at the Depart. I have grown over the years in my line of work. Great respect for the employees n management. Travelled with the team.
Was this review helpful?
5,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
i love to work with peolple
I am an opening person who love people and I will love to see myself very far from cleaning job maybe to be a nurse one day who know I can be one I love to work with people
Pros
i want to work fo my money
Cons
i will love to work 8 hours a day
Was this review helpful?
4,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Excellent working conditions, despite shortness of staff we have everything that we need to execute our tasks
Working for the department of health, in Vredenburg Hospital give me the opportunity to grow as a person, I had hard time in the emergency centre with complicated cases, but good response from level 2 hospitals.
As part of the management team, challenges are present every day but at the end is to give a quality care
Was this review helpful?
4,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
great learning opportunities
As a community service professional nurse i found my placement to be adequate and full of excellent learning opportunitiess to further my knowledge regarding nursing.
Was this review helpful?
Rate your recent company
Share your experience to help others
1,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Demanding
Demanding
Stressful

Overburdened

Poorly resourced

Fast paced

good hours

easy to maintain a good work/life balance

generally positive and helpful staff
Was this review helpful?
3,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good benefits. Just take long on feedback after interviews
Good working environment
Great benefit

Just delay in communication with successful or non successful candidates after interviews and long waiting process.
Was this review helpful?
5,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive
On your feet all the time which makes time go buy easier and productive.
The clinic is interdependent and we always need each other for advice and consistency with patients.
Pros
Good Lunches
Cons
Busy
Was this review helpful?
Help us improve!
Is Indeed your favorite place to learn about companies?
3,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good job security
Although job security is good the work is really monotonous, a lot of red tape and office politics.

Really no progression and promotions available. EE plays a big part in hiring here even if you are the most qualified person.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Monotonous work
Was this review helpful?
4,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Exciting & Satisfying
Great place to work. My role was to realise the setup & establishment of a fully functional MDR-TB support structure for the Department of Health. Train administrative staff at clinics throughout the West Coast District. Arrange a transport network for outreaches & support visits to clinics. Establish relationships with existing MDR-TB Units & relevant Department of Health role players. Perform daily personal assistant duties for the coordinator of the MDR-TB program by providing effective administrative support, time management duties, and diary management services.
Pros
Package
Cons
Irregular hours & lots of travel.
Was this review helpful?
4,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive Workplace
Productive Workplace. An employee can be assured to develop both practical skills and knowledge skills in the sector that he/she practices in. Provision is made for additional educational workshops.
Was this review helpful?
4,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Different pathologies, great learning opportunities
Work normally begins around 8am and end at 4pm. You learn about your profession, diagnosing and treatment as well as communication strategies for the different people you come across. The staff is normally helpful and supportive which creates an enjoyable environment to work in.
Pros
Helping people in need
Cons
Lack of resources
Was this review helpful?
4,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fast Pace requires strategic and critical thinkling
SCM as provided me the opportunity to sharpen my Skills in administration.the environment is fast paced and busy. most challenging part of the job is consolidations each month.
Was this review helpful?
5,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Pleasant and comfortable working environment
Working for the WCDH was nice and enjoyable, I learned a lot working there,things that I didn't learn when I was doing my practicals as a student. It was an eye opener in many angles.
The staff and colleague are easy out going people who are willing to help and easy to interact with. The hardest part is when the patient is completely wrong but we must act like they right because we fear of being report as IL-treating the patience as professional nurses.
Was this review helpful?
2,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive environment
I worked very hard in a day you havto deal with labour, trauma,general ad theatre patients. These staff work very hard and had a shortage of staff too. Morale is a bit low because staff works very hard and burn out.
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours and hard work
Was this review helpful?
5,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Safe at work place
Safely feeling at work gave me and my colleagues a sold friendship. Supporting our managers and prioritising patients before our needs was also one of a kind achievement i encounter & winning a personal award 2008 as a BEST MEDIC is still one of a kind
Was this review helpful?
5,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
hard work but worth it
I learned a lot of valuable life skills. Colleagues and the public are very forgiving which took the pressure off in the beginning. Generally speaking the aim is to promote public health in various ways.
Pros
feels good to help the public with primary health care
Cons
pressure when under staffed
Was this review helpful?
3,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Busy work environment with multiple learning opportunities
A typical day at work is very busy with lots of patients being admitted to the Emergency Rooms.
I learnt how to think on my feet and cope with pressure situations on a daily basis and I discovered the steps to effective problem-solving when having to work as a team.

The hardest part of the job was the very long working hours and lack of recovery time when having to work on a shift basis.

The most enjoyable part of my job was the knowledge that I was helping fellow human beings.
Was this review helpful?
1,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Hard Working individual
A typical day at work was always relaxedand stress free and i have learned more about administration. Managment was always patient and making sure we were happy the hardest part of the job was the overflow of admin from 92 clinics and hospitals combined and the most enjoyable part of the job was my colleagues, workplace and learning new things each day.
Pros
Colleagues
Cons
Over flow of Admin from 92 Facilities
Was this review helpful?
5,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Very good workplace
My tipical day would be arriving at work, set out all urgent task and those not so urgent. Start on tasks immediately. When all is done, find out from colleagues if i can assist with any of their tasks. Sometimes gets instructions from my manager to assist with queries.

I like what im doing,finance is a broad field, meaning you learn something new almost every day. The part that i dislike most is Financial Year end and Annual Accruals.
Pros
Teambuildings quarterly
Cons
Just staying a little far from work.
Was this review helpful?
See more Western Cape Department of Health reviews
You may want to try:
Want to know more about working here?
Ask a question about working or interviewing at Western Cape Department of Health. Our community is ready to answer.
Overall rating
3,8
Based on 24 reviews
5
8
4
9
3
4
2
1
1
2
Ratings by category
3,9
Work/Life Balance
4,0
Salary/Benefits
4,0
Job Security/Advancement
3,8
Management
3,7
Culture