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Howick Hospice Association

Our association employs 5 professional registered nurses, specifically trained in holistic Palliative Care, who visit patients in their homes to offer pain and symptom management and provide emotional, psycho-social and spiritual support for the patient and family. Our registered nurses are assisted by Community Health Workers (CHW), in our HIV/Aids/TB programme, on visits to patients in the rural areas. Each patient on our programme has detailed, documented patient records and we submit patient data statistics to our national body (HPCA) and the Department of Social Development (DSOD) on a monthly basis.

We also have qualified Social Workers, who visit our patients and their families in their own homes. Our Social Workers are an integral part of the Palliative Care team and offer assistance with facilitation of grants, counselling and bereavement care.

In addition we have a complement of professional infra-structure staff who also play a critical part within the organization. They are responsible for the Charity Shop, Administration, HR (including co-ordination of a large contingent of volunteers), Fundraising, Finance, Monitoring and Reporting, under the management of our General Manager and her Management team.

All our services are offered unconditionally, without prejudice and free of charge to those living within our community.