Leaders in Quality Palliative Care


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 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.


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.