A helping hand for patients with life-threatening illnesses

HospiceWits CEO, Jacqui Kaye encourages people to offer any kind of support to their organisation.

 

HospiceWits is an organisation with a big heart.

The dedicated team focuses on caring and supporting patients with life-threatening illnesses.

Patients are cared for in the comfort of their own homes, to ensure they are pain-free, able to celebrate life to the fullest and with dignity.

HospiceWits CEO, Jacqui Kaye said hospice also ensures that the family is supported and that the journey with them throughout the full length of the care being provided, is a smooth one.

“A team of home-based carers and in-patient nurses care for all patients within the geographical area of Johannesburg including Soweto. Each Homecare nurse may be caring for at least 25 patients in any one month, so we have many patients currently being provided with care and support from a multi-disciplinary team,” said Kaye.

Patients suffer from a variety of illnesses such as cancer, HIV/Aids and TB. She added the hospice relies on the kindness of Corporate Social Investment funds from corporates, trusts, foundations and donations from individuals to take care of the patients.

They also raise funds for charity shops in Cresta, Parkmore, Kensington, Orange Grove and Parkhurst.

“We have shops selling pre-loved clothes, furniture, equipment, books, toys, antiques and anything that can be donated for resale. We also organise events throughout the year to raise much-needed funds,” said Kaye.

Hospice recently hosted a Walking on Sunshine and Spinathon event, during the year and also hosted a Night with the Stars fashion show as well as participation in golf days. This month they will host the annual Tree of Light picnic on 26 November at the Johannesburg Zoo.

The public may contribute to this organisation through attending any of their events, donating goods, visiting their shops and donating funds.

“All our events are advertised on our website and we try to have as many events as possible to raise awareness for HospiceWits and of course, at the same time to raise funds.”

Details: HospiceWits 011 483 9100, info@hospicewits.co.za

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Naledi Mokoena
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