+27(0)21 852 4608 | Helderberg Hospice, 21 Old Stellenbosch Road, Somerset West

+27(0)21 852 4608 | Helderberg Hospice, 21 Old Stellenbosch Road, Somerset West

About Hospice

Our mission is to promote and provide skilled and compassionate Hospice Palliative care to all persons living in the Helderberg community who are facing a life-threatening illness. Helderberg Hospice offers care and support to those living with cancer, HIV/Aids, Motor Neurone Disease and any end-stage illness.

Our values are Honesty, Work Ethic, Compassion and Transparency.

Organisational Mandate

Helderberg Hospice is mandated by our community to provide skilled and compassionate hospice palliative care to all persons who face a life-threatening illness and are referred to us with a predictable, restricted expectancy of life. We achieve this by the delivery of care in the patient’s own home with a specialised palliative care In-Patient Unit as back up for short-term interventions.

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A brand to be proud of

Helderberg Hospice has, for the past 26 years provided a comprehensive palliative health care programme for persons living with a terminal illness. This organization was created by the community and thrives in the support of that community.

Great care has been taken in developing the brand of Helderberg Hospice. It is now one that the community is proud of and organisations are comfortable to be associated with. To this end we were awarded the 2011 Chamber of Commerce Marketing and Branding Award.

The business was originally registered in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act and is now recognised as a Not-For -Profit Company in terms of the new Companies Act of 2008. We are registered as a Non-Profit Organisation with the Dept of Social Welfare and as a Public Benefit Organisation in terms of the Income Tax Act.

History

Helderberg Hospice, founded in 1986, was one of the early hospices established in South Africa. This service to care for terminally ill patients has grown and developed in response to the community needs in the intervening period.

Today it offers a comprehensive palliative care service for persons living with terminal illnesses such as Cancer, End Stage Organ failure, Degenerative Neurological Disorders and HIV/AIDS.

Philosophy

Quality palliative care is provided is through efficient use of resources and cost effective personnel management and development. Members of the health care team are guided in their practice by the dictates of the professional ethic and motivated by the pursuit of excellence.

Geographical Areas Served

Helderberg Hospice falls into the greater Cape Town Metropole area. We serve all the urban and Peri-Urban areas that fall under the larger named areas of Gordon’s Bay, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Strand, Somerset West, Lwandle, Nomzamo, Macassar, Firgrove and Faure.

Definition Of Palliative Care

Palliative Care is defined by the World Health Organisation as an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life threatening illness, through the prevention and the relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, such as physical, psychological and spiritual.

Helderberg Hospice Is Governed By A Board Of Directors

  • Chairman - Martin Lund
  • Finance - Keith Davies
  • Legal - Julian Weil
  • Medical - Dr Mark Hosking, Sr Tengiwe Khumalo
  • Nursing - Pat Pigeon
  • Marketing & Fundraising - Bryan Butler
  • Community Representatives -  Ebrahim Rhoda, Amina Rhoda

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 Section 21 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.