We came together for the Inaugural “Celebration of Life” breakfast on 29th September 2023. Magnolia, at Erinvale Hotel and Spa hosted a gathering that warmed hearts, fostered gratitude, and honoured the remarkable work of Helderberg Hospice.
On 01 September 2023, twenty-six teams of enthusiastic golfers, all keen supporters of the hospice cause, took to the lush fairways of Somerset West Golf Club for a day of spirited competition. The event also featured nine dedicated Hole Sponsors, whose contributions helped make this day of social impact and fun, possible.
In a recent academic publication, titled “Propellers of organisational sustainability in hospices in South Africa,” Robert de Wet, CEO of Helderberg Hospice, together with co-author Prof. Chukuakadibia Eresia-Eke, provide enlightening analysis of the factors driving sustainability in the hospice non-profit sector in South Africa. This meticulously researched qualitative study represents a significant step forward in appreciating the need for sustainability in this sector because of the critical role hospices play in providing quality palliative care to patients and their loved ones.
For the past 36 years, Helderberg Hospice has established itself as a beacon of hope and compassion for individuals in the Helderberg community who are confronting a life-limiting illness. Our purpose is simple yet profound: to facilitate quality of life and alleviate suffering within our community so that people experience peace, comfort, and dignity when it matters most.
When it comes to health, men often take a back seat. They are less likely to go for regular check-ups and screenings, and they tend to ignore early signs of illness. However, early detection and palliative care can make a huge difference in managing chronic or life-limiting illnesses. In this blog post, we’ll explore why early detection and palliative care are vital for men’s health.
Across the many nursing disciplines, palliative nursing is often a forgotten yet irreplaceable part of the patient journey. We take this opportunity to honour and celebrate Sr Lynne Kinleyside. The palliative care provided by Sr. Lynne in our community over the last 21 years has left an indelible mark on the lives of our patients…
#HospiceWeek2023 – Stories From Palliative Care Specialists Hospice care is a vital aspect of healthcare that provides specialized care for individuals who are nearing the end of their lives. It is a holistic approach that focuses on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their families. However, many people are unaware of…
When we or someone we love is facing a serious illness or nearing the end of life, quality care becomes even more important. At Helderberg Hospice, we believe that quality care is everyone’s business, and here’s why
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women worldwide, and early detection is crucial for improving outcomes and reducing mortality rates. Breast screening is a critical tool in the fight against breast cancer, as it can detect abnormalities that may indicate the presence of cancer before any symptoms develop. To celebrate Women’s Day, held on 8 March 2023, it’s essential to remind women of all ages about the importance of breast screening and encourage them to prioritize their breast health by scheduling regular mammograms and self-exams. By taking action early, we can increase the chances of successful treatment and ultimately save lives.
As someone with a life-limiting illness, you may be familiar with the term “palliative care”. Palliative care is a type of specialized medical care that aims to improve the quality of life of patients facing life-limiting illnesses by providing relief from symptoms such as pain, stress, and anxiety. Palliative care is not just about managing physical symptoms, but it also addresses psychological, social, and spiritual needs.
Volunteers bring diversity of thought, experience, and skills, which helps us grow and adapt to changing circumstances. Their efforts help us function smoothly, and without their contributions, many of our events and services would not be possible. It is essential to show appreciation for our volunteers’ hard work, and on 21 February 2023, we hosted 58 volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea. This tea allowed us to express gratitude and recognize their hard work and dedication, as well as provide a chance for them to socialize with one another and share their experiences.