Hospice East Rand
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Hospice East Rand is a non-profit organisation that has been serving the community with great pride since 1986. Our name is synonymous with exceptional specialised care for families where a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. We are a full member of HPCA (Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa) and are accredited by COHSASA (Council for Health Services Accreditation of South Africa).
We provide palliative care to improve quality of life for our patients through the prevention and relief of suffering, the early identification, assessment and treatment of pain and other psychosocial and spiritual problems. Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. We neither intend to hasten nor postpone death. Psychological and spiritual aspects are taken into account when caring for our patients as well as when providing emotional support and counselling for family members.
We promote communication and confidentiality and encourage patients and their loved ones to express and share their feelings and concerns. All staff are trained to listen and regard sharing as a privilege.
We believe in a team approach to address the needs of our patients and their families and this support system is promoted through a team consisting of a medical doctor, nursing sisters and social workers who can offer care to patients in the comfort of their home environment. The services offered by Hospice East Rand are on a par with Hospices worldwide. All staff and volunteer workers in direct contact with patients and families have undergone rigorous screening and training to ensure the highest possible standards.
Our service area covers Bedfordview, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Daveyton, Edenvale, Germiston, Heidelberg, Kempton Park, Nigel, Springs and Vosloorus. Each town has its own dedicated nursing staff to ensure hands-on caring within these communities.
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 for family members.
- Hospice is a ′place′
- Going to Hospice to Die
- Hospice East Rand is only in Benoni
- Hospice Helps Cancer Patients Only
Hospice is not a ‘place’. It is the offer of specialised palliative 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 who have a few weeks or days left to live. We offer support and care for a patient from the time of diagnosis and we recommend contacting Hospice for support sooner rather than later.
Hospice East Rand covers the entire East Rand/Ekurhuleni region – not only Benoni. Areas within the East Rand/Ekurhuleni include Bedfordview, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Edenvale, Germiston, Heidelberg, Kempton Park, Nigel and Springs.
Hospice home-based care is available for people suffering from a variety of potentially life limiting illnesses and not only cancer.