Swings for a Cause: A Day of Golf, Giving, and Community at Somerset West Golf Club

Swings for a Cause: A Day of Golf, Giving, and Community at Somerset West Golf Club

On 26 April 2024, 20 fourball teams joined us at the beautiful fairways of Strand Golf Club for a fun-filled day of friendly competition. Our annual Charity Golf Day was made even better thanks to 10 Hole Sponsors, whose support and participation helped turn this into a great day of community fun and impact.

Helderberg Hospice 2023 Golf Day: A Day of Giving on the Green

Helderberg Hospice 2023 Golf Day: A Day of Giving on the Green

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.

Original Research: Propellers of Organisational Sustainability in Hospices in South Africa

Original Research: Propellers of Organisational Sustainability in Hospices in South Africa

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.

Why Early Detection and Palliative Care are Vital for Men’s Health

Why Early Detection and Palliative Care are Vital for Men’s Health

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.

Celebrating 21 Years of Compassionate Service: Sr Lynne Kinleyside’s Helderberg Hospice Journey

Celebrating 21 Years of Compassionate Service: Sr Lynne Kinleyside’s Helderberg Hospice Journey

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…

Early Detection Saves Lives: Why Breast Screening Matters on Women’s Day 2023

Early Detection Saves Lives: Why Breast Screening Matters on Women’s Day 2023

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.

Protecting Human Rights: The Vital Role of Social Workers in Palliative Care

Protecting Human Rights: The Vital Role of Social Workers in Palliative Care

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.

How Helderberg Hospice Can Support You As A Caregiver To Your Family Member Suffering From a Life-limiting Illness

How Helderberg Hospice Can Support You As A Caregiver To Your Family Member Suffering From a Life-limiting Illness

As a caregiver to a family member suffering from a life-limiting illness, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to provide the best possible care. It can be a physically, emotionally, and mentally taxing experience, and it’s important to remember that it’s okay to seek help and support. Helderberg Hospice can provide a range of services to support you as a caregiver and make the caregiving experience a little easier.

Benefits of Hospice Palliative Care from Helderberg Hospice

Benefits of Hospice Palliative Care from Helderberg Hospice

Hospice palliative care is a type of medical care that focuses on the provision of holistic, inter-disciplinary treatment, including comfort and support to individuals who have been diagnosed with a life limiting illness. Hospice palliative care can be provided in a variety of settings, including hospice in-patient support centres, nursing homes, frail care centres and in patients’ own homes.