Affirming

Life

St Bernard’s Hospice offers compassionate palliative care to the East London Community through specialised physical, social, emotional and spiritual care in an environment of trust, dignity and respect for all.

What Do We Do?

What We Do

We care for the East London Community by providing Home Based Palliative Care and Support for adults and children diagnosed with life threatening or life limiting illnesses such as Cancer, Motor Neuron Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Drug Resistant Tuberculosis, Susceptible Tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS.

Our Vision

Our Vision

Our vision is to affirm life through compassionate palliative care.

Mission Statement

Mission

We are committed to serving the whole East London community by providing quality palliative care & support though compassionate medically directed physical, social, emotional and spiritual care in an environment of trust, dignity and respect for all. We consistently strive to improve the quality of life for those diagnosed with a life limiting and life threatening illness; offering care, support and counselling for patients, children and families, extending into the bereavement period.

We maintain the highest standards of palliative care through on-going staff support, capacity building, education and training, as well as skills development.

Our Values

Our Values

  • Quest for Excellence
  • Compassion and Respect
  • Accountability and Responsibility
  • Transparent leadership and governance
  • Quality Palliative Care

Hospice Philosophy

Hospice Philosophy

  • Palliative Care works hand-in-hand with curative treatment and is not always only associated with end of life
  • Hospice is a philosophy, more than a place and neither hastens nor postpones death, but rather strives to maintain quality of life up until the end
  • It is characterised by concern for symptom control, relief of pain, promotion of general well-being and spiritual comfort for the dying
  • The patient and family/primary care giver are our focus, with the emphasis placed on the well-being of the patient and family caregivers
  • Hospice recognises grief as a normal response to loss and provides support to the families during this time
  • St Bernard’s Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process

Patient Care

We come to you. Illness does not discriminate and neither do we. Our services are not restricted by race or social class, religion or gender . . .

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Patient Care

We come to you. Illness does not discriminate and neither do we. Our services are not restricted by race or social class, religion or gender . . .

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