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International Year Of The Nurse

By Celestine Van der Merwe | May 13, 2020

The 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday was marked by International Nurses day on the 12th of May 2020. She is known as, “The Lady with the Lamp”, and is recognised to have started nursing as we know it. Her legacy also inspired the World Health Organisation to officially declare 2020 as The International Year…

Our dire need for Personal Protective Equipment

By Celestine Van der Merwe | May 13, 2020

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is absolutely essential to protect not only our staff, but our patients and their families as well. PPE such as gloves, gowns, goggles, masks and face shields create a barrier between the virus, bacteria or fungi and the wearer. It is particularly important during the Covid-19 pandemic, to protect against respired, infectious…

Helderberg Hospice shops News

By Celestine Van der Merwe | May 13, 2020

So here we are – back again and all set up for the “new normal” with masks on our faces, sanitiser and social distancing in place! All our shops are open, currently selling winter clothing, shoes and bedding (this will change as the legislation changes), and our Main Shop is receiving donations. We are so…

Nursing Services Manager Vacancy – Position Filled

By Celestine Van der Merwe | May 8, 2020

Helderberg Hospice has a vacancy for a Nursing Services Manager to supervise and administer all the clinical activities within the organisation. QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum qualifications include: Registered Professional Nurse. Palliative Care qualification with experience.  Current registration with the SANC. Competency Profile: Technical expertise. Communication skills (verbal & Written).  Building collaborative relationships and networking. Planning…

Palliative Care Professional Nurse (Sister)

By Celestine Van der Merwe | April 22, 2020

Requirements: Current registration with the SANC. A team player required, also with the ability to work independently. Strong emphasis on patient care with the relevant experience. Palliative Care qualification required, or a willingness to undergo training. Administrative competency necessary. Valid driver’s license with own vehicle. Post is available with immediate effect. Closing Date:  15th May…

Update on visiting hours and parameters for our 24-Hour Palliative Care Support Centre.

By Celestine Van der Merwe | April 15, 2020

Helderberg Hospice hereby provides some updated information – we are pleased to announce the reopening of our ‘24-hour Palliative Care Support Centre’. Regarding visiting hours and particular parameters, please note:- Visiting will be limited to 1 hour per day from 14.00 to 15.00. Visitors must please phone in to discuss the possibility of visiting a patient with the Support Unit Sister on duty. Visits will be…

Urgent Update from Helderberg Hospice: 24-Hour Palliative Care Support Centre

By Sonja Botha | April 14, 2020

Management and staff of Helderberg Hospice are pleased to announce that the 24-hour Palliative Care Support Centre will reopen on Wednesday, 15th April 2020 for the admission of qualifying patients.  We remind the community that, as a result of the present pandemic, visiting hours exist and strict parameters will be enforced. Visiting will be limited to…

Urgent Update from Helderberg Hospice

By Sonja Botha | April 7, 2020

“We the management and staff of Helderberg Hospice wish to keep you, our community, updated on the present situation. We very reluctantly took the decision to temporarily close our ‘24 hour Support Centre’, as a response to the President’s announcement of a lockdown, and are working tirelessly to source the necessary protective wear for our…

Live Updates on Covid-19 from Department of Health

By Sonja Botha | April 3, 2020

For more information and live updates on COVID-19 visit the Department of Health’s news portal at

The Club 1000 Winners for January 2020

By Celestine Van der Merwe | April 2, 2020