Helping people, help people​

Providing quality palliative care to people with life-limiting and life-threatening illness in support of Quality in life and Dignity in death.

 

Drakenstein Palliative Hospice was started in May 1991 by a group of volunteers in response to the need for compassionate professional clinical care and support to patients living with a life-threatening illness in the Drakenstein district.

We employ Palliative Care trained professional nurses and social workers, a part-time palliative doctor and supervised, trained home-based caregivers. 

We provide a free care service to an average of 220 patients per month as well as a pre-negotiated paid home-care service.

 

The services we provide

All our care is provided using a holistic palliative care approach with a sensitivity to cultural and spiritual preferences.

SPECIALISED MEDICAL & NURSING CARE

We provide specialised medical care employing a clinical approach to active symptom management that positively influences the course of illness.

PSYCHOSOCIAL & SPIRITUAL CARE

We provide professional counselling and emotional support to patients and their families. Facilitating quality of life during the dying process into the bereavement period.

PHYSICAL CARE

We provide physical nursing care, information and resources to enable patients to live actively and in comfort.

HOME BASED CARE

We provide care, expertise and equipment to enable patients to remain in their own homes.

 

Butterfly House community centre

Learn more about our community centre  which supports over 300 children registered from 2-18 in diverse range of Butterfly House programmes.

 

WHAT IS PALLIATIVE CARE

Quality Palliative Care enabling our patients and their families to experience quality in life and dignity in death and support into the bereavement period. Care is provided in a holistic palliative care approach with a sensitivity to cultural and spiritual preferences.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Contact us to learn more about some of our additional services.

Postal Address:

PO Box 6130, Paarl 7620

Tel: (021) 872 4060

Emergency: 082 200 4221

Email: admin@drakensteinhospice.org.za

109 Breda Street (Head Office)

Paarl 7646

© 2019 by Drakenstein Palliative Hospice