Worthy cause

2009-02-03 00:00

THE inevitability of death is something which faces everybody. While some might be blessed with a quick and painless departure from this life, for others the process is lingering and painful, both for the sufferer and his or her relatives. It is to such people that hospice ministers, not only to the dying by offering palliative care — and the HIV/Aids pandemic has multiplied the call upon these services exponentially — but also to the bereaved with professional counselling

It is thus disturbing to read that the Howick Hospice is being forced to retrench staff as international funding dries up. The Msunduzi Hospice has also had to trim its budget for the same reason.

As the need for hospice remains as great as ever, the only solution is an increase in local support, from individuals and the business community.

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