Care and Support South Coast Hospice
- By: Ronel Fitchet
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/care-and-support-south-coast-hospice
My name is Ronel, I have been the grant writer for South Coast Hospice for the past 6 years. It has become more and more difficult to raise funds for this non-profit organisation and with the economic climate and now the Covid-19 outbreak raising funds has become near impossible.
South Coast Hospice was established 37 years ago and has served its community well, through all kinds of trials and tribulations.
Since we cannot do any in-house fundraising we have only the community and their generosity to rely on to keep our doors open. We appeal to you to donate to this very worthy cause. We have no-one else to turn to but to the community, we have been serving all these years.
All funds raised will go towards the day to day operational costs of the non-profit/non-governmental organisation - our budget for the year is R 7 000 000 - money raised will be used for the care and support of our patients - in their homes and at our inpatient unit onsite. Please visit our website - www.southcoasthospice.co.z
South Coast Hospice Association
Through its verious quality programmes, SCH, offers support and care to the most vulnerable in the UGU District of KZN. The programmes are as follows: Care and support for patients and their families living cancer, TB/MDR TB HIV/AIDS and Motor-Neuron Disease - the care and support takes place either at the patient's home or at our inpatient unit. Professional psychosocial interventions for grief and bereavement as well as trauma. Cancer screening takes place on the hospice site as well as through our mobile clinic off site we focus especially on conducting papsmears on disadvantaged women - early detection saves lives. Occupational therapy for patients. We also are registered CCMDD site for the distribution of medicines to government patients. Three focus areas for children and youth - #Yazi (youth in the know) outreaches on sexual health, test and treat at TVET colleges, resilience memory book memory box workshops for children and youth who have unresolved grief and trauma issues. Training is provided to community members through our dedicated training centre on site that offer Home based care, HIV counseling and Introduction to Palliative care courses. In service training for staff is also providing in various topics, such as infection control and communication. TB screening is done for all our patients and staff and adhrence counseling. Holistic care is given through our interdisciplinary team accross all our programmes.