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Sep '20

The strain of COVID-19 on Hospice Care

Comfort, touch, togetherness: these are among the key elements of hospice care; the kind of care offered at the end of one’s life. Yet these principles are in direct contrast to the distance and separation asked of us during the COVID -19 pandemic.

Overstrand Hospice provides care and support to patients and their families diagnosed with a life-threatening illness (end-stage care), and as such remains an essential aspect of medical care.

The hospice care tradition is to provide holistic care to patients, focusing care on pain management, comfort and peace at the end of life. Hospice is meant to address not only physical care, but also the substantial emotional, social and spiritual needs that may arise through the illness process.

With the aggressive spread of COVID-19 across our communities, our care team have had to reduce visitations and increase protective measures for all direct patient contacts; wearing masks, aprons and gloves are mandatory. The necessary protective equipment can create a barrier to the closeness and intimacy most patients need and find re-assuring through the progression of a serious illness.

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Jun '20

2017 New Shop Front 2

After a week of clearing out old stock, through cleaning the facility and restocking shelves, the shop finally opened for the sale of winter clothing on Monday 25th May. Shopping was very different with half of the shop cordoned off and the customers having to go through all the safety protocols before entering. During the reduced hours of business, it was heartening to welcome back our customers after more than a month.

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May '20

hospice 1000

The onset of CORONA Virus has heightened our awareness of the plight of people diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, and the numerous challenges patients and their  families are having to deal with on a daily basis. These may include loss of income, loss of future and loved ones, fear of dying alone, in isolation, or fear of dying unsupported and in pain.

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Mar '20

Overstrand Hospice’s No end to Caring during Lockdown!

The safety and protection of our patients and families is of paramount importance to us. We remain committed to maintaining a high standard of care, while prioritising those of you who are experiencing severe or uncontrolled pain and other symptoms.
All new referrals will be attended to telephonically and support measures put in place to attend to our new patients’ needs.
We take into consideration that our patients are immuno-compromised, therefore will limit our visits to homes unless requested by you or a family member, or if a change in your condition requires further treatment or interventions.
Further inquiries may be addressed to Sr Esme Potgieter, Patient Care Manager, 082 200 4233, or Fran Tong, General Manager, 071 670 1618.

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Oct '19

Have your Bank Card and your cell phone with you.
Read every page, be patient and wait – it will work

21
Aug '19

NPO053/316     NPC 2005/040864/08     PBO 930024673

PRACTICE NO 0729876

 

NOTICE OF THE 14th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

10 Hope Street, Hermanus

Wednesday, 11September 2019 at 17:30

Supporters of Overstrand Hospice NPC and the public are welcome to attend.

Previous Minutes, Agenda & Audited Financial Statements can be viewed at the Hospice from Friday, 6 September 2019.

 

KENNISGEWING VAN DIE 14de ALGEMENE JAARVERGADERING

Hopestraat 10, Hermanus

Woensdag, 11 September 2019 om 17:30

Ondersteuners van Overstrand Hospice NPO en die publiek is welkom om dit by te woon.

Vorige Notule, Agenda en Geouditeerde Finansiële State sal van Vrydag, 6 September 2019 af by die Hospice ter insae wees.

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Aug '19

PROFESSIONAL NURSING SISTER / ENROLLED NURSE

in

HERMANUS

Overstrand Hospice in Hermanus invites applications for the above position.

Requirements:

  • SANC registration
  • Own vehicle and valid code 08 driver’s licence
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans - fluency in isiXhosa will be an advantage

Qualification / experience in palliative carewill be an advantage

Please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or

contact Amor on 028 312 4679.

Closing date:

15 September2019

If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date you may assume your application was unsuccessful.

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May '19

Approximately 50% of patients are referred to Overstrand Hospice by state hospitals and clinics. Most of these patients (and their families) are from the under-resourced areas across our communities and struggle to make ends meet, or attend to basic needs such as food and shelter.

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May '19

Within the context of Hospice care, Christmas and New Year is often a complex, difficult and lonely time for the ill and their families.  In my years of direct support to patients, it never ceased to amaze me how people nearing the end of their lives, hold onto life.

16
May '19

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Office Locations

Hospice Office

10 Hope Street, Hermanus, South Africa
Phone: +27(0)28 312 4679
Email: admin@overstrandhospice.org.za

Hospice Shop

1 Aberdeen Street, Hermanus, South Africa
Phone: +27(0)28 313 1884
Email: shop@overstrandhospice.org.za