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This winter Knysna Sedgefield Hospice fills the gap on the ground

Looking after those that are in need of our care. On the other side our local Knysna Sedgefield Hospice needs you to assist us to bridge the financial gap so that we are able to provide the much needed home nursing and pain management for those that are in this unfortunate situation.  Today you can assist […]

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Have you thought of advanced care planning?

What is advanced care planning? Advanced Care Planning (ACP) is the process of planning for your future health and personal care. It includes discussing your personal beliefs and goals for care with your loved ones and healthcare providers. Why it matters Sharing your wishes and values in advance helps your loved ones understand what treatment decisions […]

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Palliative care DO YOU NEED IT? Here are some answers.

Provides high quality health care to people living with a life-limiting illness to live as well as they can by managing pain and symptoms to ensure their quality of life is maintained. Why do I need it? Palliative care will help you manage your illness, particularly pain and symptoms so you can continue to live […]

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What does Palliative Care really mean?

Palliative Care Terminology For clarification of the word Palliative care and what it encompasses. Here it is as defined by the https://hpca.co.za What is palliative care? Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering […]

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A day @ BOND HOUSE Orphans and vulnerable children are high on our priority list

Knysna Sedgefield Hospice works from BOND HOUSE, 24 Wilson St, Rexford, Knysna. This is our home base. This is the house that the admin staff operate from, where the Dr and medical staff have their home base and where the cars are stored at night.  This is the core, the place that we all draw together to plan and strategize. From […]

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Knysna Sedgefield Hospice is … Grateful, Anxious and Hopeful

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 […]

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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 […]

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Avela Mpongo cycles to raise funds for Knysna Sedgefield Hospice

  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 […]

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Knysna Sedgefield Hospice staff go above and beyond for our local community

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 […]

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Wednesday 8 March is International Woman’s Day. In light of this, our health challenge for this coming month is to…

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 […]

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