Hospice ‘weathers the storm’

2017-07-13 06:02
PHOTO: suppliedHospice staff Nokukhanya Ngobese and Winnie Mkhungo.

PHOTO: suppliedHospice staff Nokukhanya Ngobese and Winnie Mkhungo.

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THE South Coast Hospice has risen from their recent financial hard times and emerged strong and ready to carry on.

While reporting on this year’s annual review under the theme “our pictures paint 1000 words”, the organisation’s CEO Diane van Dyk said the organisation could now “see the light on the horizon”.

“The picture I would like to paint is one in which our South Coast Hospice has come through many difficult times where we have had to adjust and change.

“In 2013/2014 we really had to baton down the hatches and weather the storm,” said Van Dyk.

“With the generosity from the community, successful grant applications and staff that understood the task at hand and persevered, we can now see the light on the horizon.

“Our anchor throughout has been the firm foundation that was formed by our predecessors.”

Van Dyk said throughout the hard times the organisation never compromised on palliative care for the patients.

“In the final stage of a patient’s life, whether in the inpatient unit or at home, we offer dignity, pain and symptom control with the understanding that the patient comes first and there is comfort and compassion in all our interventions.”

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