All patients accepted into our home care programme must be formally referred by their doctor or clinic. Referral forms are available from the referring doctor or by contacting Helderberg Hospice. It is important that all three forms are completed and sent to us,the patient or their family and a Consent form by the patient.
In Patient Unit
The in-patient unit at Helderberg House is a 10-bed facility offering 24 hours nursing and is used primarily as back-up for the home care service. It is licensed by the Department of Health and accredited with the Council of Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA).
Physical illness often has emotional and social implications, while finances can also be a major concern. We offer individual and family counselling, which includes counselling of children affected by the illness situation in the home; as well as for parents providing support and advice about what to tell children at any stage of an illness and later, after death.
Loss can be traumatic, which is why Helderberg Hospice has instituted a bereavement service. The Helderberg Hospice bereavement service is available to support anyone who has experienced a loss due to death and, specifically to the families of the hospice patients.
Patients thrive when the focus of their days is diverted from the clinical environment to familiar activities, which is why we encourage socialising. As an activity programme, Day Hospice gives patients the opportunity to interact; affords families and home carers some respite; and allows for special evaluation, clinical monitoring, rehabilitation and care.
We are here to help
Helderberg Hospice provides skilled and compassionate support to people of the Helderberg who are faced with life-threatening illness. Often associated with cancer care, Helderberg Hospice offers help with any end-stage illness as well as Motor Neurone Disease and HIV/AIDS in an honest, ethical, compassionate and transparent way.
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Helderberg Hospice goes about the business of caring for those suffering of life limiting illnesses. Our service is explained and a case is made for why we need your support.
What we do
Helderberg Hospice specialises in the improvement of the quality of life of people directly affected by illness and their loved ones. Our services are available to patients at home and through a specialised, short-term inpatient unit at Helderberg House in Somerset West.
We also welcome the opportunity to tell people about the work we do. If you would like to have a representative of Helderberg Hospice visit your organization, school or office, and we will make the necessary arrangements.
Who we are
Helderberg Hospice has provided comprehensive health-care to people living with a life-threating illness since 1986. One of the early hospices in South Africa, it was established as an independent community organisation that embraces the ideals of a global network to alleviate suffering. Today, Helderberg Hospice is a trusted partner to many families thanks to its reputation as the region’s premier care-provider of its kind. Helderberg Hospice has been accredited as a 5 star Hospice by COSASA.
A provider of quality care, the Helderberg Hospice healthcare team carries out its duties according to a professional code of ethics and proud record of excellence.
Areas we serve
Situated in the greater Cape Town metropolitan area, we serve the urban and adjoining areas of Gordon’s Bay, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Strand, Somerset West, Lwandle, Nomzamo, Macassar, Firgrove and Faure, Raithby.
Licensure And Accreditation
- Member of Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa
- The Inpatient Unit is Licensed as a Non Acute Care Establishment with the Department of Health.
- Accredited by Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa
- Registered as a NPO with section 18A status : 004-372
- Registered as Not For Profit Company : 87/000 465/08
If you would like to have a representative of Helderberg Hospice visit your organization, school, office or church to give a talk or a power point presentation, Contact Us and we will make the necessary arrangements.