Hospice East Rand Board Members
Chairman: Mr Con Roux
Vice Chairman & Medical Manager: Dr Jenni Irvine
Member: Dr Herbert Ngakane
Treasurer: Mrs Dawn Wakefield
Secretary: Mrs Betty Craig
General Manager, Administration: Mrs Brenda Bisschoff
General Manager, Patient Care: Sr Sindisiwe Mdlalose
Member: Mr Roeland Verweij
Spiritual Leader: Rev Hilton Volkwyn
Our Mission Statement
Hospice East Rand is a community-based organisation whose mission is to provide high quality holistic and non-discriminatory care for the terminally ill and their families, irrespective of their ability to pay.
Hospice East Rand Registration No: 001-392 NPO
The Hospice of the Calumet Area in America has partnered with Hospice East Rand.
This mutually beneficial relationship fosters intercultural learning between both hospices and creates resource mobilisation for the African programme.
Hospice East Rand was founded in Benoni in 1986. In 1987 a little house in Ampthill Avenue was purchased, renovated and utilised as a centre. The organisation bought the current property at 218 Kemston Avenue in 1988 and the necessary additions and alterations were made. The centre is used for training courses, fundraising, administration and a day care centre for ambulant patients. In 1990 an additional property (directly behind the main property) in Victoria Avenue, Benoni, was purchased and in 1995 this house was renovated into a five bed In Patient Unit.
In 1998 with the invaluable financial assistance of the Timken Foundation and Murray & Roberts, a five bed (single rooms) Frail Care Centre was added. A property was purchased in Vosloorus in 2006 and renovated for a Day Care Centre.
In 2013 the property at 216 Kempston Avenue, Benoni, was purchased for use as a charity shop and as a depot for donated goods.
Take a look at the Hospice East Rand's Historical Scrapbook to see what has been achieved since its inception in 1986. These achievements are directly attributable to the support and generosity of the public.