Knysna Sedgefield Hospice is … Grateful,...

Knysna Sedgefield Hospice is … Grateful, Anxious and Hopeful As we speed towards the end of yet another busy year, there are three words that seem to typify our feelings – grateful, anxious and hopeful. The Knysna Sedgefield Hospice has been serving the area stretching from Harkerville to Wilderness, for over 30 years. This last year we cared for over 500 patients and their families. This professional and compassionate care to patients in their homes is available to whoever needs it. This would simply not have been possible without the dedication of our professional staff, the commitment of hundreds of…
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Self Defense refresher day

Jeanne-Mari gave our staff a refresher course on self defense. Fun was had by all but most importantly we were reminded yet again of how vulnerable our care workers are when they are in the field and entering people’s homes, often in dangerous areas. Thank you Jeanne for sharing your knowledge and experience with us all! Follow the link below to watch us in action on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HospiceKnysnaSedgefield/videos/1520452684660765/

Avela Mpongo cycles to raise funds for Knysna...

  Avela Mpongo (27) is a young man with a heart for Knysna Sedgefield Hospice. He has entered the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour 50km road race as an activist for Knysna Sedgefield Hospice to help raise funds for our organisation. Avela works as a community health care worker in the White Location area and cares for our patients in the comfort of their own homes, by riding a bicycle on a daily basis, often on dirt roads which has made him fit enough to participate in this year’s race, his very first! Avela sees 80 members of the community per…
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Knysna Sedgefield Hospice staff go above and...

From Wed 7th June 2017, Knysna was hit by unpredictable wild fires that affected us all, from the location areas to the suburbs, leaving no one untouched. 4 of our patients lost their homes and some of our volunteers too. Many of us here at Knysna Sedgefield Hospice personally know of someone who lost their home and all their possessions. However, despite the chaos and fear that the fires created in our beautiful town, it was ‘business as usual’ for Knysna Sedgefield Hospice. Thanks to the 5 star accredited training of our clinical staff, our patient care was able to…
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Wednesday 8 March is International Woman’s...

Take care of yourself first… How often do we hear the expression, ‘take care of yourself first because you can’t pour from an empty cup’? But as women, we are so busy juggling our kids, spouses, parents, friends and careers that we ask ourselves “how it is that I can possibly find the time or energy to ‘take care’ of me!” We are advised to give ourselves ‘me time’. Yet how often do we as women, often the back bone of the family, just stop and truly think about our physical health? For many of us, sending our spouses for…
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