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 Chairman of the Board, highlighted the following points:
- Evidence of strong governance, leadership and strategic management.
- Good control systems, record keeping and standards of care maintained.
- Policies and procedures are in place, implemented and maintained in all departments.
- 2018 financial position was far less tenuous than previous years, due to the diligence of good management and continuous fundraising efforts.
- We cared for 799 patients; 98 of which were Children.
- Provided support to 1 1265 family / house hold members linked to our patients.
A breakdown of our patients for the year past were:
- Cancer: 156 patients (increased from last year)
- HIV patients: 399 (The majority of our HIV patients have co-infections that range from Cancer, TB and other chronic diseases)
- Multiple Drug Resistant TB patients: 64
- Total number of home visits: 7 032 visits
- Total number of interventions: 88 289
- Our 6 vehicles covered 60 075km’s
The 2018 Annual Financial Statements were once again audited by Eugene Birch of Birch Bruce Chartered Accountants South Africa, and an unqualified audit report was issued.
Total income for the 2018 financial year amounted to R 4,5 million, in comparison to R 4,8 million in the prior year and total expenses in 2018 were R 4,3 million in comparison to R 4,8 million in 2017. This resulted in a surplus for the current year of R223 900 in comparison to the deficit of R26 915 in the prior year.
Our loyal sponsors and donors were thanked for their continued support and contribution to sustaining the entity. Without them and their financial support, we would not be able to run a successful organisation.