Category: Stories

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Aug2019
Morphine Your questions and fears answered and hopefully make you feel more comfortable with Morphine. INTRODUCTION Your doctor has prescribed an oral morphine preparation to control & manage your pain. This insert is designed to answer most common questions asked by patients and their relatives regarding the use of an oral morphine. Sometimes people ... Read More
August 21, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL
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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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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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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
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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
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Dec2018
We are Mortal. We’re born, we live, we make our mark and, when it’s time, we die. Though the time and circumstances are particular to each of us, we bear the prospect of death in common. We suffer as ... Read More
December 13, 2018StBernardsHospiceEL
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Oct2018
Palliative Care for Breast Cancer ! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those with breast cancer, it’s vital to understand the full range of care options that are available. When it comes to receiving palliative care, breast cancer patients should know ... Read More
October 28, 2018StBernardsHospiceEL
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Jul2018
Every morning our patients are Categorized to be visited with regards to their pain management and symptom control needs.  There are namely three categories of patients: Category 3 = Very Sick/Bedridden | Category 2 = Sick | Category 1 ... Read More
July 25, 2018StBernardsHospiceEL
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Jul2018
St Bernard's Hospice gives back : Liyakhanya Day Care Centre Situated in Ducats North, East London, Eastern Cape, Liyakhanya Day Care Centre is a safe haven for 43 children from the surrounding area.  In proud association with GIBB East London, St Bernard's Hospice assisted in an effort to improve the lives ... Read More
July 18, 2018StBernardsHospiceEL
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Jun2018
SERVING the East London Community for over 27 years, offering Home Based Palliative Care to members in our Community who are suffering from debilitating illnesses. Examples of such are, Cancer, Motor Neuron Disease, Multiple Sclerosis ; HIV/AIDS, Multi Drug Resistant TB, etc. Our Qualified Nurses and trained carers also offer ... Read More
June 26, 2018StBernardsHospiceEL