How South Coast Hospice will operate during lockdown

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The clinical team at South Coast Hospice are committed to continue to provide care and support to all people on our programmes during the lock down period.

The inpatient unit is open and home care will continue where needed. We will also be keeping in contact via phone.

The chronic medicine distribution point will continue both at Hospice and at the various satellite sites in our district.

It is imperative that all people on treatment continue to adhere in the best interest of their health and others. Special transport has been arranged for all our staff who will be working to minimise contact.

Phone Numbers in case of emergencies:

Hospice Switchboard – 039-6823031
For any clinical queries or admissions to the programme, please contact any of the following staff:

Sr Dina Thorncroft – Clinical Manager: 082 719 4331
Karin Warman – Psychological Counsellor: 082 719 4331
Sr Rachel Manuel – Home Care: 082 719 6305
Sr Heidi Thom – Home Care: 071 217 1315

Other Hospice related queries:

Diane Van Dyk – CEO: 082 308 6300
“Chief Cook and Bottle Washer”
Shamila Clothier – Operations Manager: 073 721 8721
“Panic Mechanic”

BT King our fundraiser will be working from home:
082 728 0233 and is in 7th heaven with her sewing and knitting and has been very busy making “buff masks” for the hospice team.

Of course we did not forget about our community. If you would like to purchase the unique “kindness is contagious” buffs at R50 per buff, please contact Ria – at switchboard on 039-6823031 and place your order “limited to 5 per person”.

All funds raised will go towards the continuous care of patients living with a life-threatening illness. This is going to be essential facing the months ahead, as all fundraising initiatives have been suspended.

Ronel Fitchet is keeping her distance at home and is happy to take any calls relating to fundraising and grant writing on 079 309 2874. She will also be managing social media from the comfort of her couch.

We are all going through an uncertain time, especially those who are unwell. We assure you that we will try our very best to maintain our Quality Palliative Care and Support.

You are not alone! Kindness is contagious!


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