Category: Message from CEO


19 April 2021 marks the 30th Birthday of St Bernard’s Hospice. As a Not for profit organisation, that have helped 1000s of patients and families cope with terminal illnesses such as cancer, motor-neu ron disease or multiple sclerosis over this time period, we are proud of the fact that we are ... Read More
April 28, 2021StBernardsHospiceEL


Reflections on the IMPACT of the unseen enemy on the NPO Frontline On the 11th of February, I welcomed our supporters to the new year and prayed that it had been kind to you, but shared that despite how we like to “start things afresh”, life tends to continue with its ... Read More
June 24, 2020StBernardsHospiceEL


Welcome to 2020. I pray the start of the year has been kind to you. In reality, you, and most of our society, probably started the year with some anxiety around the ever increasing living costs, the decrease in employment available and all the challenges that come with it. You could have ... Read More
February 17, 2020StBernardsHospiceEL


It's a wrap ? Where did the time go ! It is with a heart full of gratitude, and a rather tired mind, that I write this letter to you as we face the end of the 2019 calendar year. On behalf of St Bernard’s Hospice staff and beneficiaries, I want to ... Read More
October 9, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL


NHI & BEYOND ... Thank you for your interest in St Bernard’s Hospice and the work that we do. It is hard to believe that we are already at the end of the 3rd term for 2019. St Bernard’s Hospice is a member of the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa ... Read More
October 1, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL


For-Profit vs Non-Profit : The Debate Continues. Want non-profits to act more like businesses? Then treat us like businesses. It has been a buzz phrase for longer than 5 years now. St Bernard’s Hospice, along with most other established Not for Profit Organisations (NPO’s), together with their Board of Directors, have grappled ... Read More
August 30, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL


It is our pleasure to end 2018 with a sense of gratefulness of the support St Bernard’s Hospice received from our local Buffalo City Community, our volunteers, local businesses and from our National and International Stakeholders. As everyone experiences a tough economic climate, we remain astutely aware of the sacrifices made ... Read More


The third quarter of the year included our Annual General Meeting held Monday 17 September. Although we wish to see the number of stakeholders attending increase, it was a beneficial time spent together as we reflected on the past financial year and engaged with our volunteers and donors. Gordon Thompson, our ... Read More
November 4, 2018StBernardsHospiceEL


The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines palliative are as an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other ... Read More


Blink. Lo and behold, the first quarter of 2018 lies behind us and it feels as if 1 January was only yesterday. St Bernard’s Hospice started the year at record speed as we delight in new activities, opportunities, funding, partnerships and the ever consistent challenges that come with operating a ... Read More
April 4, 2018StBernardsHospiceEL