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


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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 free 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 through the correct combination skills, experience and representivity.
  3. To promote awareness of palliative care and to influence policies that would advance care.
  4. To develop strategic partnerships and networks with other organisations who could promote and/or provide quality palliative care.
  5. To provide and promote education, training, mentorship and research in palliative care, bereavement, grief and related Non Profit Organisation topics.
  6. To maintain and strengthen management systems of human and material resources and encourage a supportive, caring and cost effective 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.

Latest News

What you need to do if someone dies

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information set out herein is correct, it must be remembered that every estate has different circumstances and that the requirements of Home Affairs may also change from time to time.
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Do Good and Reduce Tax

Have you thought of using your tax benefits to be one of our ‘Locals caring for locals’? Why not make a donation to Knysna Sedgefield Hospice before 28 February 2020 and receive a certificate for a Section 18A tax reduction? All donations made allow us to continue offering the quality care and support that we provide for our local community regardless of race, age, creed or gender, at no cost to the patient or their family.
Bank details: Nedbank, Knysna Sedgefield Hospice , Acc no: 108 900 3145, Branch 108 914, Ref: Donor’s name, SWIFT: NEDSZAJJ
Please send proof of payment and donor details to facilitate the generation of the 18A tax certificate to
For more information please contact Kim Joubert on (044) 384 0593 or email

Courageous Conversations

Financial planning for retirement is important so that we don’t face financial hardships in old age. We need to start saving for retirement while we are still young and fit. In the same way, even while we are still young and healthy, we should start thinking about our future health needs. This is not easy as it is hard to imagine that one day we won’t be young and healthy; and talking about death, dying and end of life issues is taboo in our society.

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BRANCH CODE: 108 914

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