Renewed Focus for Hospice East Rand

Hospice East Rand has been serving the community with great pride since 1986.   It's name is synonymous with exceptional care for families where a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

With an increase in demand for homebased care, coupled with a decline in admission to its In-Patient Unit, Hospice is responding to community needs.   In-Patient care will no longer be offered, leaving Hospice to do what it does best – care for patients and  families at home.

Our service area covers Benoni, Boksburg,Brakpan, Springs, Nigel, Heidelberg, Kempton Park, Germiston, Edenvale and Bedfordview.   Each town has its own dedicated nursing staff to ensure hands on caring within these communities.    The Hospice home visit teams have  a medical doctor, nursing sister, social worker and also specially trained care workers available who can offer 24 hour care to patients in the comfort of their home environment.

We also offer a daycare programme in Benoni once a week and twice a week in Vosloorus for patients well enough to attend.

Our care extends into the bereavement period through counselling and emotional support services.

Common Misconceptions

  • Hospice is not a “place” – it is the offer of specialized care for those facing a life limiting illness, their families and their carers.
  • There is a common belief that a hospice is where patients go to die. That is not true.  Hospice care is not only for people with a life-limiting illness and  a few weeks or days left to live.    We offer  support and care for a patient right from the time of diagnosis and recommend contacting Hospice for support sooner rather than later.
  • Hospice East Rand covers the entire East Rand region – not only Benoni.
  • Hospice homebased care is available for people suffering from a variety of potentially life limiting illnesses – not only cancer.

 

If you or a family member is struggling to cope with a life threatening illness or battling to come to terms with a recent diagnosis of a serious illness, we would like to assist and support you.

Please feel free to contact Sr Lethiwe at Hospice on 011 422-1531 (mornings only).

011 422 1531  |  info@hospiceeastrand.co.za

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