Hospice East Rand Services
Our Services – Training
Hospice East Rand offers a five day “Introduction to Palliative Care Course” for professional nurses, enrolled nurses and care workers. The course is offered under the auspices of the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA). Training material has been formulated by HPCA and is utilised by registered Hospices nationwide. From time to time training bursaries are offered.
A fully fitted classroom audited and approved by HPCA is on-site for training. Hospice East Rand has been accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and offer the Personal Home Based Carer Course, NQF Level 3, in 2020.
Patients needing Hospice care can contact us themselves, via a family member, patient’s doctor, social workers or another appropriate person. The important thing to note is that the patient must want Hospice care and be aware that we have been approached. Patients can be registered by phoning the Intake Officer on 011 422 1531 between the hours of 09:00 am and 15:00 pm, Monday to Friday or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once intake documentation has been completed and the medical report from the patient’s doctor has been received, Hospice East Rand will evaluate the supplied information to ensure the patient meets the palliative care criteria for care after which a nursing sister will do an assessment visit. Download the Medical Report Form.
Most medical aids cover care with Hospice and all accounts for care and medication are submitted to them for payment.
Non medical aid patients are charged a set fee at the end of each month but provision of our services is not dependent on the ability to pay.