Living and growing up in the same community where you end up becoming a St Bernard's Hospice Social Auxiliary worker like Pumla Qoza and Mkiswa (Virginia) Makhindza, certainly has its Challenges. Everyone knows you and where you live. This means anxious members in the Community come to you with their problems ...
June 26, 2020StBernardsHospiceEL
When the news of the pandemic, Coronavirus disease Covid-19 (Covid-19), broke in China, the department of health put out a training guideline on the 02/03/2020. Hospice took the proactive stand of doing an in-service training on Covid-19 for all nursing staff, soon after social distancing and the cancellation of all ...
June 25, 2020StBernardsHospiceEL
Access to healthcare is not available to all humans on our planet, especially so to many South African where our People living in remote parts of the country have far less access to basic facilities in health care. Every year on the 7th of April, The World Health Organization (WHO) with ...
February 19, 2020StBernardsHospiceEL
TB is spread from person to person through the air. When people with lung TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air. A person needs to inhale only a few of these germs to become infected. About one-third of the world's population has latent TB, which ...
February 18, 2020StBernardsHospiceEL
South Africa: 78% increase in cancer by 2030 One in five South Africans will develop cancer in their lifetime, and the number is growing every year. This might have you feeling like a sitting duck, especially as reports about “bad luck” being behind cancer circulate and more seemingly healthy people are diagnosed ...
February 17, 2020StBernardsHospiceEL
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 the Difference”. HIV and AIDS ...
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; but it is less talked about. FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER : ...
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 so that you become familiar with the normal size and shape of your ...
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 ...
October 1, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL
"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. At last night’s St Bernard’s Hospice ...
September 25, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL