Tag: St Bernard’s Hospice


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 ... Read More
February 18, 2020StBernardsHospiceEL


The 2019 Pedal For a Purpose was our 11th Cycle Challenge which we gratefully report ran smoothly again this year. Cyclists that took part are Ian Burnett, Darryl and Bernadene Aspey, Nial Mc Donald, Micheal Lemmer, Glen Brits, Sandy Harriss, James (Jimmy) Armstrong & Cinzia Van Der Merwe. Back Up Drivers ... Read More
December 12, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL


And the winner is LEIGH OBEREM! Her number was the (lucky) last number drawn out of 130 in our 25 000 draw, where we like to give back to those who support us so well. Leigh was overjoyed and her enthusiasm was certainly infectious. The Hyundai Showroom was filled to capacity ... Read More
December 11, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL


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 ... Read More
December 9, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL


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 : ... Read More
December 9, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL


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 ... Read More
December 9, 2019StBernardsHospiceEL


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


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


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 we watch our loved one decline and feel we are powerless to ... Read More
December 13, 2018StBernardsHospiceEL


I made the CHOICE to join the Not for Profit Sector. Nonprofit Organizations are essential to our quality of life not only because of the valuable programs they provide local citizens, but also because of the positive economic impact within our local communities I cringe to think that with all the technology, drugs ... Read More
October 28, 2018StBernardsHospiceEL