Hospice White River

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. WHAT IS HOSPICE CARE?

Hospice White River provides home-based palliative care, starting as early as diagnosis. Care continues throughout the progression of illness and extends to support for the patients’ loved ones and carers. Care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of volunteers and specialists, guided by our Professional Nurse, who all work together with you and your loved ones and carers to provide support and facilitate comfort.

2. WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR HOSPICE CARE?

Anyone within the White River community diagnosed with a life-threatening illness can be referred to Hospice regardless of the stage of the illness or whether or not treatment is ongoing. Care is available to all regardless of age, race, creed or economic circumstances.

3. WILL I NEED TO CHANGE DOCTORS?

You won’t need to change doctors. Your Hospice palliative team will liaise with your current medical practitioners to keep updated on treatments and co-ordinate the care that you receive.

4. HOW CAN HOSPICE HELP?

Hospice offers access to a skilled multi-disciplinary team to assist clients and their loved ones in coping with their changing circumstances through provision of physical, phsycho-social and spiritual support to all affected. Regularly scheduled home visits can reduce feelings of isolation and fear, and the team can help you prepare for the changes that lie ahead and provide suitable equipment and aids to make home care more manageable.

5. HOW IS HOSPICE FUNDED?

Hospice charges a joining fee to cover admission costs, after which services are provided free of charge. We rely on individuals, businesses, charity-support organisations and our own fundraising initiatives for funding.

6. HOW IS HOSPICE RUN?

Hospice White River follows strong ethical principles of good governance and transparency in all financial affairs and management. Our team is made up of skilled, dedicated people passionate about our work.

WANT TO HELP HOSPICE?

We are always grateful for monetary contributions. Donations can be deposited into the Hospice bank account and an 18A Tax Certificate can be issued. 

FNB White River
Acc: 6202 566 8304 
Branch: 270 552

  Alternatively, you can use the donate button anywhere on this site to make a secure online card payment with PayFast.

We also appreciate donations of good quality clothing and household items that can be sold in our charity shop.

If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, there are a number of areas where we could use assistance. Get in touch with our office to find out more.