Cause Index

Barrydale Hospice

Barrydale Hospice is an NPO providing free basic palliative and community based health interventions in Barrydale and the surrounding farms in the Overberg and Klein Karoo.

Barrydale Hospice provides our rural community with increased access to health, increased health literacy on communicable and noncommunicable diseases and practical learning workshops.

It is a supportive and complementary service to the overburdened public health service. Barrydale Hospice works to strengthen efforts for early detection, prevention, treatment adherence and self management. We provide screening, testing, monitoring and referral. Our focus areas are hypertension, diabetes, mother and child nutrition, HIV/AIDS and TB.

We do this through our community based health hub and home consultations to our patients and beneficiaries due to their transport and resource limitations. We work in underserved locations around Barrydale and the surrounding farms in the Overberg and Klein Karoo.


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 five members and a constitution registered with the Department of Social Development.

Chairman : Dr. Karen Van Heerden

Board Members:

Nola Frazer (Secretary)

Vincent Uren (Treasurer)

Conroy Williams (Community Liaison)

Dr. Cornelius Miles (Medical Portfolio)