Benefits of Hospice Palliative Care from Helderberg Hospice

Benefits of Hospice Palliative Care from Helderberg Hospice

Hospice palliative care is a type of medical care that focuses on the provision of holistic, inter-disciplinary treatment, including comfort and support to individuals who have been diagnosed with a life limiting illness. Hospice palliative care can be provided in a variety of settings, including hospice in-patient support centres, nursing homes, frail care centres and in patients’ own homes.

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month

Men’s Health Awareness Month in November is an annual observance aimed at raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men. The advocacy campaign gives health care providers the opportunity to partner with companies and individuals to encourage men to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for…

The Importance Of Our 24-Hour Support Centre

The Importance Of Our 24-Hour Support Centre

Helderberg Hospice are Palliative Care Specialists (Palliative Care is a holistic method of improving the quality of life of a patient, and their loved ones, who are directly affected by a life-threatening illness.) Our services are available to patients at home as well as through a specialised, short-term admission 24-Hour Support Centre. The unit offers…

A Longstanding Member Of The Helderberg Hospice Family

A Longstanding Member Of The Helderberg Hospice Family

Written by Liz Flack, Volunteer Looking back over 38 years since Helderberg Hospice started it is astonishing how it has grown and become such an important part of the Helderberg Community. In 1978 Cicely Saunders, the founder of St Christopher Hospice in UK came to Cape Town to introduce the concept of Palliative Care, pain…