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 an impossible situation for any kind of care. A proper hospital bed was needed.
For delivery, negotiating the narrow alleyways and the size of the accommodation itself was a challenge, but we managed to get the bed on site.
Even if you’ve never suffered from a life-threatening illness or had to sleep on the floor, you can imagine the difference that this one piece of equipment made for this family.
Buying special equipment is extremely expensive. But because friends like you support Helderberg Hospice, these items are available on loan for as long as they’re needed.
Thank you, so much. We couldn’t do it without you.