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Get our Paediatric Palliative Care Diploma students to the end of the year

Get our Paediatric Palliative Care Diploma students to the end of the year

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There is a desparate need to train professionals in Southern Africa to provide Paediatric Palliative Care for children with life-limiting illnesses. Every year a group of enthusiastic postgraduate professionals enroll on the Diploma in Palliative Medicine (Paediatric stream) at the University of Cape Town. UCT is the only University in South Africa runing this course. The course fees are R 50 000 excluding the cost of 3 trips down to Cape Town for lectures and exams. Unfortunately bursary funds that were promised for some of our students this year (2019) have not materialized leaving 5 of them without course fees for the second half of the year. All of these students including a doctor from Lesotho, a social worker, nurse, occupational and Physio-therapist will not be able to complete the year if no funding is found for their studies. PatchSA as a compassionate network supporting patients and professionals seeks to raise funds for these students to help them graduate. Please help us to help them. Not only will it benefit the professionals but it will also ultimately benefit the patients that they care for and the colleagues that they teach. 

PatchSA: "People who care supporting people who care".


  • Sep 22, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Strength to you all" - Carol C

  • Aug 22, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck with this great initiative Michelle. Always in my prayers.ys " - Faseega Sydow

  • Aug 11, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck with your noble career choice" - Dulce Martins

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "You deserve this" - Tracy

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "??" - Susan

  • Aug 01, 2019 - USD $ 70.61
  • "Hoping to see you through the year" - Michelle

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Donations to date

R 4 449.95

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00

Palliative Treatment for Children South Africa

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PatchSA is an inclusive and compassionate network that aims to shared specialized knoweldge, tools and opportunities to ensure the best possible care for children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses and to provide support to families and lay carers. 

Our vision is to ensure the right of every child to access quality palliative care in South Africa.

Our Mission is to mobilise and support a sustainable network of individuals, organisations, professionals and caregivers to provide holistic and culturally appropriate palliative care for children and their families from diagnosis to bereavement.

Our objectives include:

1. Family Support

2. Advocacy

3. Information sharing

4. Education

5. Research

Our strapline is "People who care supporting people who care".