WE ARE PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH
The Hospice Association of the Witwatersrand was started in September, 1979 by a Johannesburg couple, Stan and Sherley Henen, who first responded to a need in their community for Hospice care. Initially care was provided by a part-time nurse from their house.
You have just been given the news that you have a disease that will end your life. You’re afraid, angry, uncertain and scared. Maybe you are already in pain. How are you going to cope? How is your family going to cope? You are not ready to die. You want to live. Call Hospice Wits and we will help and support you, and ensure that you live each day, week, month or year to the fullest. The quantity of your life may have been determined, but the quality has not. We promise to help you live well for longer and to celebrate your life to the end, ensuring that you are pain free and able to die with dignity.
Hospice Wits is available from the time you are diagnosed with a life threatening illness, to walk you through the shock and fear, and to support you and your family. Just coming to terms with what you know is hard enough. We are there to support and care for you and your family, and help you live your life to the fullest.
HOME BASED CARE
The primary form of care is in the patient’s home. We have a team of professional nurses trained in palliative care who cover the whole of Johannesburg and Soweto. Our doctors, social workers and counsellors will also visit patients and their families at home.
IN-PATIENT CARE (IPU)
Adult IPU facilities are located in Houghton, Johannesburg and Diepkloof, Soweto. The primary form of care is in the patient’s home. We have a team of professional nurses trained in palliative care who cover the whole of Johannesburg and Soweto. Our doctors, social workers and counsellors will also visit patients and their families at home.
Pain management and symptom control through trained doctors and nurses
Counselling and support through psychologists, social workers and spiritual counsellors to patients and their families
Grief, Loss and Bereavement counselling
Equipment hire: wheelchairs, crutches, commodes can be hired for a nominal fee.
CONTACT HOSPICE WITS
50 2nd Ave,
011 483 9100
011 483 9102/3
In Patient Care
011 483 9123
011 983 7400
011 983 7400