Finding the right care close to you.

Find out everything there is to know about palliative and hospice care.

Finding the right care close to you.

Finding the right type of care provider near you is easier than you think.

In our previous article, we briefly discussed the difference between palliative and hospice services. This article explores where you can find such providers in South Africa, to help you choose what suits you best. Despite the two types being significantly different in purpose and approach, contemporary facilities are starting to combine several elements from both.

Hospitals & Clinics

Public and private hospitals now offer more substantial care facilities and services. Most communities in South Africa have access to a hospital or to a clinic, which offer services and guidance inspired by both palliative and hospice care plans. In situations of high risk for the patient, individuals are not moved from one place to another and care services are rather expanded upon or even outsourced in private institutions.

Ask for more information about what you can get at your local facility. It’s free to ask and within 30mins you could become acquainted with a worthwhile contact. This way you and your family can become familiar with where to go, and what to ask for, in an unforeseen situation.

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Hospices, Palliative Care & Non-Profit Organisations

Hospice admission is usually only processed when there is surety that a patient is nearing the end of his/her life. Alternatively, it may be permitted if there are beds available while family members or home-carers need a break. In South Africa, hospice and palliative care services are provided by the following organisations:

  • Hospicare
  • Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA)
  • Highway Hospice
  • eHospice
  • St Luke’s Hospice
  • Hospice Wits
  • Stepping Stones Hospice
  • Hospice Knysna Sedgefield
  • Breede River Hospice
  • South Coast Hospice
  • Centurion Hospice
  • Chatsworth Hospice
  • Saint Giles
  • Helderberg Hospice
  • Stellenbosch Hospice
  • Bethesda Medical and Relief Services
  • Boland Hospice
  • Drakenstein Palliative Hospice
  • Franschhoek Hospice
  • Saint Bernard’s Hospice Association
  • Camdeboo Hospice
  • St Francis Hospice
  • Golden Gateway Hospice
  • Goldfields Hospice
  • Ladybrand Hospice
  • Nightingale Hospice
  • Brits-Hartbeespoort Hospice
  • Hospice Matlosana
  • Hospice Rustenburg
  • Hosanna Hospice
  • Hospice White River
  • Nelspruit Hospice
  • Blessed Gerard’s Care Centre
  • Howick Hospice
  • Holy Cross Hospice
  • Estcourt Hospice
  • Msunduzi Hospice Association
  • South Coast Hospice Association
  • Verulam Regional Hospice Association
  • Zululand Hospice
  • Centurion Hospice
  • Hospice East Rand
  • Leratong Hospice
  • St Francis Care Centre

Your doctor, nurse or clinic sister may also be able to refer you to other sources, based on your location and personal requirements.


Western Cape Government. 2017. Hospice and palliative care. Available at: [Accessed 13 August 2019].

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