Category: Stories

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Dec2019
1 December World AIDS Day is commemorated each year on the 1st of December and is an opportunity for every community to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and remember those who have died. The theme this year is: “Communities make ... Read More
December 9, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL
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09

Dec2019
The incidence of breast cancer among South African women is increasing and it is one of the most common cancers among women in this country.    Breast cancer by no means discriminates and cases in men is on the rise;  ... Read More
December 9, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL
testicular-cancer

09

Dec2019
Testicular self-examination is an easy way to check your own testicles to make sure there aren’t any unusual lumps or bumps — which can be the first sign of testicular cancer. Try to do a self-examination every month ... Read More
December 9, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL
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01

Oct2019

NHI and Beyond

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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 ... Read More
October 1, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL
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25

Sep2019
"Angels among us at St Bernard’s Hospice."   It takes an extraordinarily special person to do the work that those on the frontline of St Bernard’s Hospice do as they care for those at the end of their lives, or for those fighting to keep on living.... Read More
September 25, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL
chronicPainSign

21

Aug2019
Morphine: Your questions and fears answered and hopefully make you feel more comfortable with Morphine. Your doctor has prescribed an oral morphine preparation to control & manage your pain. This post is designed to answer most common questions asked by patients and their relatives regarding the use of ... Read More
August 21, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL
End of Life Care Planning tbnl

30

Jun2019
First, it’s very important to understand exactly what palliative care is. Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. It provides relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient ... Read More
June 30, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL
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20

Jun2019
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 with this ... Read More
June 20, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL
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17

Apr2019
YOU, are a bridge. It’s true. Or at least it is a good analogy. When you are healthy, you can handle anything. Cars, Trucks, Trains, all the bumps of life. No problem. You are set. But, should you be facing a serious health issue, like kidney disease, lung disease or ... Read More
April 17, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL
nurses

16

Apr2019
It is usually only when you have experienced or witnessed the CARE and SUPPORT from our dedicated Qualified Nursing Staff & trained Carers that you appreciate the selfless service they perform. It was heartwarming to read Pamela's appreciation of the amazing work her colleagues perform.  ... Read More
April 16, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL