+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

The Club 1000 Winners for Sep 2019

By Jeanne Hugo | October 8, 2019

Congratulations to the following Club 1000 members who were announced as winners in the Sep 2019 lucky draw: R 10 000.00                          Mr P L Ollewagen R   1 000.00                          Mrs Connie Fletcher R    500.00                            Mrs Felicity Cooper R     250.00                           Mr Ian Keay R     250.00                           Mrs…

Movember for Helderberg Hospice

By Jeanne Hugo | October 4, 2019

Don’t let your upper lip be bare, grow a mo to show you care! We are raising awareness of men’s health issues, with a particular focus on prostate and testicular cancer. Did you know that South African men have a shorter life expectancy and a higher rate of cancer diagnosis than South African women? At…

Sister Rumay share her expertise with you

By Jeanne Hugo | October 3, 2019

Palliative nursing certainly comes from the heart, but it’s also a learnt skill. Sister Rumay Oosthuizen’s smiling face is a familiar one to many people.  From her many years of experience here at Helderberg Hospice, Sister Rumay shares with you some basic guidelines for families sharing the care of a loved one at home. Be…

Be a part of our special events

By Jeanne Hugo | October 3, 2019

Our events are meant to bring us all together as a community, as well as generate much-needed funding. Please join in, and encourage others to also do so.   Forthcoming events are:  Voices for Hospice Concert 6 October 2019 United Church, Somerset West R95 including tea and eats   Open Gardens Festival 12 and 13…

How you can help – there are many ways

By Jeanne Hugo | October 3, 2019

Win/Win By joining our Club 1000 at a nominal R50/month, you stand to win amounts from R250 up to R10 000. The independent draw is live on Radio Helderberg (Somerset West) 93.6FM each month.   Shop and give The My School/MyVillage/MyPlanet card has to be the easiest nationwide way of giving. Every time you swipe…

How you help us provide specialised equipment on loan

By Jeanne Hugo | October 3, 2019

One of the many ways in which Helderberg Hospice can help is by the loan of nursing equipment to our patients which makes caring so much better for both patient and carer. A patient in an informal settlement was found to be lying on the floor of the tiny shelter that was his home.  This is…

Where there’s a Will….

By Jeanne Hugo | October 3, 2019

Having a valid and up to date Will is extremely important.  Its primary function is to safeguard the future of those dear to you when you’re no longer present to do so.  But every individual’s circumstances will differ. Sometimes there are no relatives to be cared for.  Sometimes there’s more in an estate than will…

A chat with Gail Sykes, our CEO

By Jeanne Hugo | October 3, 2019

I’m sometimes asked what brought me to Helderberg Hospice.  And the quick answer is – personal experience. When my husband and I were struggling with his cancer we were desperate, not knowing where to turn for information, advice and plain ordinary practical help. It’s unfortunate that professionals in the medical system couldn’t give us what…

Concert to raise awareness for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

By Jeanne Hugo | September 26, 2019

The Voices for Hospice Concert will be held at the United Church Somerset West, on Sunday, 6 October 2019 at 3pm to celebrate this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.  The theme is: ‘My care, My right’.  This theme speaks to the importance of quality palliative care as a human right.  The theme seeks…

The Club 1000 Winners for Aug 2019

By Jeanne Hugo | September 26, 2019

Congratulations to the following Club 1000 members who were announced as winners in the Aug 2019 lucky draw: R 10 000.00                          Mr Patrick Wentzell R 1 000.00                            Mr Siebert Stipp R    500.00                            Mrs Maureen Verrier R     250.00                           Mrs Avril Labuschagne R     250.00                           Mr Allard Pierre Jurriaans R     250.00                           Mrs van der Colff R    250.00                            Mrs…