We promote quality life
Helderberg Hospice has provided comprehensive health-care illness since 1986. One of the first hospices in South Africa, 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 patients and their families thanks to our reputation as the Helderberg region’s premier provider of inter-disciplinary palliative care.
Great care has been taken in developing Helderberg Hospice as a brand which 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.
Helderberg Hospice was originally registered as a Section 21 Association not-for-gain and is now a registered Non-Profit Company in terms of the new Companies Act of 2008. We are also registered as a Non-Profit Organisation with the Department of Social Welfare in terms of the Non Profit Organisations Act and as a Public Benefit Organisation in terms of the Income Tax Act.
palliative care speciAlists
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, impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems; physical, psychological and spiritual.
Helderberg Hospice provides skilled and compassionate inter-disciplinary medical services to people of the Helderberg who are faced with a life-threatening illness. While often associated with Cancer, Helderberg Hospice also offers help with any end-stage illness such as Organ failure, Motor-Neurone Disease and HIV/AIDS in an honest, ethical, compassionate and transparent way.
Helderberg Hospice specialises in improving the quality of life of people and their families directly affected by illness. Our services are available to patients at home and through a specialised, short-term 24-Hour Support Centre in Somerset West. Quality palliative care is provided through the efficient use of resources and cost effective personnel management.
Helderberg Hospice falls under 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, Croydon, Raithby and Faure.