Celebrating Hospice Week: “Because I Matter”

Categories: Community Engagement.

Access to Palliative Care is a right and should be available to everyone irrespective of age, gender or race.

5-12 May marks Hospice Week which is an annual week of activities to raise the profile of hospice and palliative care in South Africa. The theme for this year will once again be “Because I Matter”.

This week serves to create awareness and celebration for the role of partnership in providing support and care for people with life-threatening illnesses. Hospice week also highlights the importance of an effective partnership between family members, carers, service providers, funders, government departments and other stakeholders.

We would like to encourage everyone to support their local hospice in the community either through a donation or as a volunteer.This will assist hospices to continue the amazing work they do. To find the nearest hospice to you, click here

What Is Hospice?

Hospice is a movement represented across the globe that believes that every person with a life threatening condition has the right to quality of life and dignity in death. A hospice provides care for patients with:

  • Cancer
  • HIV and Aids
  • Progressive neurological disorders
  • End stage organ failure

It’s a very special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their loved ones.

This week we will be focusing around some of the myths & facts associated with hospice through our social media platforms. Please follow us:

Facebook: @HPCA10


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