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+27(0)21 852 4608 | Helderberg Hospice, 21 Old Stellenbosch Road, Somerset West

Posts Tagged ‘Know us before you need us’

Movember for Helderberg Hospice

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…

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Sister Rumay share her expertise with you

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…

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How you help us provide specialised equipment on loan

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…

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You and Helderberg Hospice – supporting the Davis family

Misfortune overtook the Davis family in several ways.  Son, Randy’s contract working for a construction company ended and then he became ill. What seemed like flu receded, but nausea remained.  After blood tests, Randy was admitted to Tygerberg Hospital.  Randy’s kidneys were failing, and because of a heart condition, he didn’t qualify for dialysis. Thinking…

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A family affair

Caring at home for loved ones is ‘unconditional love’ in its highest form, but it takes its toll. Joy is one of these special people who cares for her 76 year old husband who has cancer and had two strokes, and their son who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. One of the services offered at Helderberg…

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Where there’s a Will….

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…

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A chat with Gail Sykes, our CEO

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…

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