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Hospice House

Tel: + 27 44 384 0593
Fax: + 27 44 384 0456


Loving Arms Project

Loving Arms Project

Through the Loving Arms project we hope to raise an awareness of the work that is done by our local Hospice and thus, give people in more developed countries the opportunity to extend their love and concern to our corner of South Africa.
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Make a Donation

Your Donation to Knysna Sedgefield Hospice will make it possible for us to continue providing Palliative Home Based Care Services for free to our patients and their families.
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What We Do

We care for our community by providing holistic home based care to patients and their families in our wider Knysna Sedgefield Community; this involves taking care of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of our patients and their families. We also train and mentor our staff, volunteers and health care professionals in the public and private sector.


To extend Palliative Care and Support to all who need it.

Mission Statement

The aim of Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice is to serve the community by providing palliative, home-based care and support for persons with progressive, incurable or chronic debilitating illnesses. Our holistic care extends to the families prior to and during the bereavement period.

This is achieved by medically directed, nurse and social worker coordinated care to meet the physical, spiritual and psychosocial needs of patients who meet our referral criteria irrespective of race, age, creed, or gender.

Strategic Aims

  1. To provide quality palliative care and support to patients and their families.
  2. To sustain good governance with the correct combination of skills, experience and representivity.
  3. To promote awareness of palliative care and support and to influence policies that would advance care.
  4. To develop strategic partnerships and networks with other organisations that could promote and/or provide quality palliative care.
  5. To provide and promote education, training, mentorship and research in palliative care and support, bereavement, grief and related Non Profit Organisation topics.
  6. To maintain and strengthen management systems of human and material resources and encourage a supportive and caring ethos throughout the organisation.
  7. To seek innovative ways of generating and accessing funds to support and sustain the mission of the organisation.
  8. To be an information and knowledge driven organisation through effective monitoring, evaluation, quality improvement, risk management and reporting systems.

Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice celebrates the achievement of its 4th Cohsasa (The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa) Accreditation with a score of 99%. This allows us to keep our 5 star rating with HPCA (Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa).
Congratulations to our staff and volunteers who worked so hard to meet the required standards.

Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice thanks S2 Web Solutions for their generous sponsorship of this website.

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Bubbly & Oysters
5 July 2015

Hospice is one of two charities that will benefit from the Bubbly, Oyster and Chocolate Experience, organised by N2RS a fun and informative evening of sophisticated tasting and pairing of Bubbly, Oysters & Chocolates.

The Event: Sunday 5th July
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Venue: Villa Castollini, Brenton-on-Sea Road, Brenton-on-Sea
Tickets: Event (R295); Event + Buffet (R395)

Tickets will be available at Hospice office.
For more information see

Pedal with Purpose

This year, for the first time, Knysna Hospice is proudly participating in the Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour via special charity entries. This year, the events take place over the weekend of 4 & 5 July.

To enter visit website:

Cyclists purchasing a Hospice Charity Entry will receive:
•  Preferential seeding
•  A Hospice 'goodie bag' filled with fantastic cycling goodies including an awesome cycle shirt
•  VIP registration at the Hospice stall

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