Board of Directors
Julian Weil, Chairman and Legal Matters
"I became involved with Hospice as a direct result of the frustration i experienced through not being able to be of great assistance to my father when he contracted, and eventually passed away from cancer in the early 1980's. My mother had to bear the full brunt of his illness and looking after him which had a definitely detrimental effect on her health."
Keith Davies, Finances
“I got involved because I was asked to – I stayed involved because I realised that Hospice provided a very necessary service to a community that was not really sure it needed it.”
Dr Mark Hosking, Medical
“Believer in holistic patient centred care”
Sr Thengiwe Khumalo, Nursing
“Working in a hospital environment where we provide medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people, l decided to join hospice and work hand in hand with them in order to help our patients to complete their journey in life. Most of the time the hospital is too busy or too full to give much needed attention to the patient, family, friends and community, allowing them to spend quality time with their loved ones. Helderburg Hospice provides that time. Hospice is still not well known to most of our communities, and being part of Hospice gives me a chance to bring awareness and to be part of a wonderful organization.”
Bryan Butler, Resource Development
“In the many years that I have been involved in Helderberg Hospice I have yet to hear a negative comment about the organisation. It is this reputation for competent, sympathetic, yet practical handling of patients and their families that draws me to this wonderful organisation. I simply want to help in any way that I can.”
Brian Van Der Grijp, Finances
"Helderberg Hospice is an integral part of our community and I wanted to be part of the support to Hospice's responsibility."
Andre Wagner, General
"My mom had the benefit of hospice care and died in dignity. I experienced impeccable psychosocial care during this time and I believe that every family should have the benefit of hospice care. "
Dr Garth Japhet, Resource Development
"As a doctor involved in public health for many years, I believe that the hospice movement provides a vital and largely unrecognised service to in holistically improving the quality of peoples lives and deaths. Helderberg Hospice epitomises all that is good about hospice and it is my privilege to serve this dedicated organisation in any way I can."
Ebrahim Rhoda, Community Representative
"Amina and I cared for both our fathers who were afflicted with cancer and this made us realize that there are many people afflicted with cancer who have no one to care for them."
Amina Rhoda - Community Representative
"As a retired professional nurse I am fortunate to use my expertise and what better place to share that than with Helderberg Hospice where there is a constant need for such assistance."