VISION

Leaders in Quality Palliative Care

MISSION STATEMENT

South Coast Hospice Association is a non-profit organisation committed to serving the needs of the community of the UGU Health District in KwaZulu-Natal, using an interdisciplinary team approach across all our programmes, working in partnerships and contributing to the
strategic goals of the Department of Health

We provide Palliative Care and Support;

 

  • To patients with Cancer, HIV/Aids and Motor Neuron disease

  • To TB/MDR-TB patients and household members

  • Screening and early detection of cancers and other life threatening illnesses

  • Psychosocial and bereavement support to families, youth and children

  • Training for our staff and volunteers, other health care workers and the community

Care is given in the patient’s own home, supported by our Palliative Care Centre and inpatient unit.


HOSPICE PHILOSOPHY:

  •  HOSPICE affirms life.

  •  “Hospice exists to provide support and care for persons in the last phases of incurable diseases, so that they may live as fully and as comfortably as possible”

  •  Hospice recognises dying as a normal process and neither hastens nor postpones death.

  •  Hospice exists in the hope and belief, that through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community, sensitive to their needs, patients and families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory to them.

  •  Hospice recognises grief as a normal response to loss and therefore, support to the families continues into the “bereavement period.”

Hospice philosophy:-

  •  Acknowledges that ethical dilemmas may arise;

  •  Will not take ethical decisions individually or without the guidance of relevant professional team members and in keeping with legal and moral guidelines.

VALUES

Compassion: We show compassion to all those whom we serve.

Ethics: The fundamental value upon which we conduct our business and relationships with all stakeholders.

Professionalism: We are committed to the reaffirmation of professional values.

Teamwork: We encourage an open and participative approach at all times, treating one another with care and respect.