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Barrydale Hospice


To offer palliative care which integrates the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients; to alleviate suffering and enhance quality of life in patients with active, progressive and advanced disease; to support the family through the bereavement period; and to develop and implement educational programmes to prevent the spread of disease.


To perform palliative care to promote quality in life, dignity in death and support in bereavement to all persons living with a life-threatening illness.


We are governed by a Board of seven members and a constitution registered with the Department of Social Development.

Chairman : Mr Timothy Teale

Board Members:

Professor Colin Straker (Vice Chairman)

Sister Joana Van Der Merwe ( Palliative Care Sister/Manager)

Nola Frazer (Secretary)

Vincent Uren (Treasurer)

Edian Fortuin

Patron : Mrs Carien Smit