About Knysna Hospice - Partnerships

About Us : Partnerships

Listed below are members of the Greater Knysna Community Health Care Forum with whom KSH have Memorandum of Agreement and who have all signed on to the Forum’s strategy:

OrganisationNature of relationshipWhere are They Based?Describe the nature of their work
Alzheimer’s Association SAForum + Mutual Referral Knysna Counselling, care, education, and screening, of Alzheimer’s Patients
CANSA AssociationForum + Mutual Referral George / KnysnaCounselling, Education, Prosthetics, and Care of Cancer patients
Child WelfareForum + Mutual Referral KnysnaCounselling, Care and placement of Children / orphans
EMS (Emergency Medical Services) - Metro Forum KnysnaTransporting of patients
FAMSA (Family and Marriage Association of South Africa) Forum + Mutual Referral KnysnaFamily, Marriage and trauma counselling and support
Dept of Health - HAST Co-ordinator
Community-Based Care Coordinator
M-SAT (Multi-Sectorial Action Team) Coordinator
Forum KnysnaVCT Counsellors and adherence support
Home Based Care
CBR Project Community based response
Mad About Art M-SAT Knysna Youth Programmes, Education, Counselling  adherence support to youth
Knysna Assoc Physically Disabled Forum Knysna Care of disabled people and skills development
BADISA Family Care  - Loeriehof Old Age, Home / Knysna caring services Forum + Referrals + Training +Clinical Support Knysna Care of elderly and residence, family Support, Community Support, statutory child protection
HERO Forum + Referrals Knysna Care of Chidren, play and trauma therapy
Masithandane Forum + Training Sedgefield Chronic Care, Community Care, Self-Empowerment programmes, Education and Counselling
Red Cross Forum KnysnaFirst Aid Education, Private Home Nursing services
That's ItForum KnysnaTB Adherence Support, Counselling, and Treatment support, Assisting DOH
Vermont CentreForum + Referrals + Training KnysnaKSH in-patient unit and care of elderly, In-House care for Disabled people
Epilepsy South AfricaForum + Referrals KnysnaIn Patient Care of people with Epilepsy, Work programmes
Edge of AfricaForum KnysnaVolunteer organisation involved in numerous community upliftment programmes
Knysna Education Trust Forum KnysnaEarly Childhood development
Dept of Social Development Forum GeorgeSocial Services
Correctional Services Forum KnysnaCounselling, education
Dorothy Broster Children’s Home Forum KnysnaPlacements, providing care for Orphan Vulnerable Children
KADAC (Knysna Alcohol & Drug Abuse Centre) Forum KnysnaKADAC (Knysna Alcohol & Drug Abuse Centre)
E Pap Forum KnysnaDistributors of Epap to schools
NACOSA Forum Cape TownTraining and M-SAT support
Hunters Village Referrals + Training KnysnaCare of elderly and residence


Listed below are other organisations with whom KSH network regularly

National and International

OrganisationNature of relationshipWhere are They Based?Describe the nature of their work
Hospice Palliative Care Association Western Cape Member PaarlSupport and development of Hospices
Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA)Member Cape TownSupport and development of Hospices
DeKalb County Hospice Twin Hospice– mutual support, sharing of palliative care learning material and experiences, fundraising eventsIllnois, USAHospice providing palliative home based care
Foundation for Hospices in Sub Saharan Africa (FHSSA)MemberAlexandria, USASupport and development of Hospices

Local

OrganisationNature of relationshipWhere are They Based?Describe the nature of their work
Knysna Provincial HospitalMutual referrals, pharmacy, palliative care training KnysnaHospital
Primary Health Care Referrals, support, palliative care mentoringGreater Knysna MunicipalityPrimary Health Care clinics
South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)Assistance with fast-tracking social grants and pensionsGeorgeSocial Welfare grants, Disability, foster care grants, old age pension etc.
Dept. Home AffairsAssistance with important documentationGeorgeIdentity documents, birth certificates, marriage certificates
Sinethemba YouthReferral of orphan vulnerable childrenKnysnaOVC support and child care
Faith based organisations, eg Options, Youth for Christ & churchesSpiritual support, food parcels, clothing, beddingKnysnaSpiritual care, and support of teenage pregnancies
South African Police ServicesReferral of community issuesKnysnaPolice Station, Commissioner of Oaths
Bitou Health and Welfare forumPartnerPlettenberg BayCoordinate Health and Welfare activities in Bitou
PlettAid FoundationMentored by KSHPlettenberg BayPalliative Care
@PeaceMentored by KSHMossel BayPalliative Care
Ithemba Lebomi Mentored by KSH George Palliative Care