Category: Care

Polofields Crossing and HospiceWits join forces for third Book Fair this May

The pen is mightier than the sword, states the old adage, and HospiceWits is proud to again join forces with the Polofields Crossing shopping centre to let the spotlight fall on the power of literature at the third Polofields Crossing Book Fair.

Held as a fundraising event for HospiceWits – all proceeds will be used to ensure HospiceWits is able to continue offering palliative care services in Johannesburg and Soweto – the winter edition of the Polofields Crossing Book Fair promises an offering that will warm the hearts of all Joburg’s book lovers.

Taking place from 27 to 29 May between 09:00 and 17:00, the location of this third Book Fair will change slightly, with the main book tent moving to the parking area close to PAUL Bakery and Restaurant at Polofields Crossing.

The winter fair also sees the addition of a book tent dedicated entirely to children’s literature. This expansion of the Book Fair aims to promote reading among perhaps the most important readers of all – the youth.

The kiddies’ book tent won’t just feature a large selection of books for children, but will also give avid little readers the opportunity to listen to young author and anti-bullying activist, Siyavuya Mabece. Mabece’s book Enough! Stop Bullying! addresses a problem that is still far too widespread among the children of our nation. She will be joined by Catherine Jarvis, whose young adult novel The Swim Team won a gold award when the Sanlam Prizes for Youth Literature were presented last year.

Young lovers of the written word are invited to join Mabece and Jarvis in the kiddies’ book tent at 10:00 on Saturday, 28 May, and browse through the selection of children’s literature in the tent between 09:00 and 17:00 on Saturday.

As always, HospiceWits welcomes book donations during the Polofields Crossing Book fair, but also invites book lovers to show their support by donating pre-loved books prior to the festival. Book collections will be done at SuperSpar at Polofields Crossing, SuperSpar Olivedale and Robindale SPAR, as well as at Curro Waterfall. Polofields Crossing and HospiceWits are grateful to the pupils of Curro School, who will also be volunteering their services at the Book Fair on Saturday, 28 May.  

If all the book hunting makes you hungry, don’t forget to indulge in boerie and prego rolls, hot beverages and pancakes, which will be sold by SuperSpar Polofields. Kismet Spices at Polofields Crossing will join in the fun with a display at the Book Fair, and will also be running a competition that lets attendees stand the chance to win great prizes, while adding to their book collection.

HospiceWits extends our heartfelt thanks to Polofields Crossing for again playing host to this popular event, which immeasurably contributes to our annual fundraising efforts. If you’ve always wanted to drop by and support the Polofields Crossing Book Fair, now is the time. After all, nothing takes the bite out of the winter cold like a good book. We look forward to seeing you there from 27 to 29 May!  

‘Rest house for travellers’: What does hospice care entail?

The word “hospice” has its roots in the Latin hospitium, which refers to hospitality, “a place of lodging” or a “guest house”. Whilst it’s easy to see the connections with caring in the etymology of the word, many people still aren’t sure what exactly hospice care entails.

To make things a little clearer, here is what hospice care offers to patients and their families.

Holistic care for patients with life-limiting illness

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, hospice care, also referred to as palliative care, offers holistic care to patients with life-limiting illness, and to their families.

Employing a range of healthcare practitioners, hospice care is given either at a palliative care facility, like HospiceWits’ in-patient unit, or at the patient’s home through the services of the homecare nurses.  

The interdisciplinary team providing care to the patient and their family consists of physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, psychologists and counsellors, and therapists. Medical professionals tend to the needs of the patient with regards to their illness, whilst mental health professionals assist the patient with their psychological needs, and also offer counselling to the patient’s family throughout the patient’s illness, and bereavement counselling when the patient has passed away.

This multi-pronged approach makes hospice care an excellent option for patients who are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, walking the full journey with the patient until the final stages of their lives. Palliation addresses the patient’s holistic needs, while also making sure that their family is prepared for whatever the future may hold.

The care offered by the HospiceWits interdisciplinary team primarily includes, but is not limited to:

– Pain management and symptom control by trained doctors and nurses.

– Counselling and support to patients and their families by psychologists, social workers and counsellors.

– Grief, loss and bereavement counselling.

The palliative care services offered by hospices are highly regarded by the myriads of people who have received hospice care themselves, or have seen the value of hospice care for their families.

If we think of ourselves as travellers through life, the origins of the word “hospice” ring particularly true. When receiving hospice care, patients are given a nurturing and caring space in their lives to take rest and live the balance of their lives to the full, pain-free and with dignity.

HospiceWits is proud to be a provider of palliative care services to patients in Johannesburg and Soweto. If you need more information about the services we offer, feel free to contact HospiceWits here, and to follow our Facebook page for regular updates.

More about Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the hospice movement

When thinking about how much palliative care has become a part of our lives, it’s difficult to imagine that it has only existed in its current form for 55 years. The remarkable woman who started the very first formal hospice care facility was Dame Cicely Saunders. She established St Christopher’s Hospice in South London, being moved to do so after having lost two people dear to her heart to terminal disease.

Dame Saunders is widely considered the founder of the modern hospice movement, and did groundbreaking work in the field of palliative care.

Nurse, social worker and physician

Dame Saunders initially studied to be a nurse, completing her nursing training at the Nightingale School of Nursing. Little would Dame Cicely Saunders know that she, too, would be amongst the most well known female medical professionals in history. After a back injury, Saunders completed a degree in social work in 1945, and realised at the age of 33 that if she really wanted to change the concept of pain management, she would have to become a qualified doctor. This combination of skills would prove invaluable later.

The life of Dame Saunders was changed by one of her dying patients, a Polish-Jewish refugee who had a life-threatening cancer. He talked about death and the care of the dying, telling her what he and people like him needed. It was this experience that planted the seed of offering holistic care that addresses the complete needs of the patient.

After losing a second partner, Antoni Michniewicz, while researching pain control, and also losing her father shortly after that, Saunders fell into what she referred to as “pathological grieving” – although Michniewicz’s death taught her that “as the body becomes weaker, so the spirit becomes stronger”.

Dame Cicely Saunders was the first person to introduce the term “total pain” into the medical vocabulary. It refers to the physical, emotional, social and spiritual distress a patient may experience, and forms the bedrock of what hospice care caters for.

St Christopher’s Hospice opened its doors in 1967, and was the first of hundreds of thousands of similar palliative care providers established to offer holistic care to patients around the world.

Dame Cicely Saunders died of breast cancer at St Christopher’s Hospice in 2005, after devoting her life to the development of holistic care to those with life-limiting illnesses, and significantly contributing to the field of medical ethics. The principles laid down by Saunders are still the principles according to which hospice care is provided today, and this trailblazer’s legacy is immeasurable.

HospiceWits is proud to offer palliative care services to patients in and around Johannesburg. To learn more about our hospice care, click here.

HospiceWits’ interdisciplinary team and palliative care

HospiceWits takes an interdisciplinary approach to palliative care for people with life-limiting illness, incorporating various experts in this field to ensure that the patients in our care receive holistic treatment that isn’t only limited to meeting their medical needs.

Our team is made up of a number of expert medical caregivers, who all work in unison to provide top-quality care to our patients and to their families.

When you opt for palliative care from HospiceWits, these are the people that you or your loved one will have access to.

General practitioners or physicians

As you might expect, medical doctors will be in charge of the medical care of the patient who is receiving palliative care from HospiceWits. A GP or physician will communicate with the rest of the care team regarding the patient’s medical condition, and will convey this information to the loved ones and relatives of the patient. Physicians will make treatment recommendations and assess the side effects and benefits of particular treatments, as well as explaining what outcome is likely if no treatment regime is followed. Doctors make decisions with regards to tests, the prescription of medication, and other relevant forms of treatment.

Nurses

The relatives of a patient that is receiving palliative care from HospiceWits are likely to regularly communicate with the nurses tasked with their loved one’s care. HospiceWits nurses administer the medical care a patient needs according to the recommendations made by the GP or physician, in addition to offering direct care to the patient. Nurses often serve in a supervisory role to nursing assistants and other members of the care team.

Nursing assistants

As the name suggests, nursing assistants help in the nursing care of the patient – this includes monitoring a patient’s vital signs and regularly checking their blood pressure, temperature and pulse, and then relaying this information to primary healthcare workers.

Social workers and counsellors

Psychosocial care is a primary pillar of the service HospiceWits provides, and a social worker and counsellors are indispensable to patients and to their families in this regard. In order to relieve the mental distress that many patients and their loved ones experience, these mental health experts employ a variety of techniques and counselling methods.

Therapists

Depending on the care a patient needs, specialised therapists such as occupational therapists or physiotherapists are sometimes a part of the care team.

Volunteers

HospiceWits is grateful to the many volunteers that offer their time in service of the patients in our care. Volunteers assist HospiceWits in a myriad of ways, including offering companionship to the patient, running errands for the patient and their family, and assisting the primary care team in terms of direct patient care.

Each member of the HospiceWits interdisciplinary team is essential in providing the exemplary service that this organisation has become known for over the years. To learn more about how to access palliative care services from HospiceWits, click here.

Dementia: These are the early signs to look out for

One of the conditions affecting patients who receive palliative care from HospiceWits is dementia. This catchall term describes a number of conditions, both progressive and terminal, which include Alzheimer’s disease (this is the most common form of dementia), frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, Korsakoff syndrome and/or a combination of these conditions.

While many people consider dementia a normal part of aging, it is important to mention that this group of conditions do not form a part of the normal cognitive decline that older people experience, as it is a disease of the brain that affects cognitive functioning and decline in short-term memory, and often causes irreversible loss of neurons.

It is important to recognise the early signs and symptoms of dementia, not only because these might present far earlier than one might expect, but also because an early diagnosis of dementia ensures that a patient can plan for the future and receive the medical and non-medical interventions that may reduce the speed of the progression of the disease.

Keep an eye out for the following signs and symptoms. Should you notice them in yourself or in a loved one, make it a priority to speak to a medical professional about what the treatment path should be going forward.

Early signs of dementia, versus normal cognitive decline in older individuals

Even if dementia is often considered a normal part of growing old, there are significant differences between signs of dementia, and normal signs of aging.

For example, age-related changes might lead a person to make a bad decision once every often, whilst dementia symptoms include regular poor judgement and decision-making. As people grow older, they might forget to pay a bill once in a blue moon, but the total inability to manage a budget if one was once able to do so might be a sign of cognitive decline related to dementia.

Similarly, forgetting the day or date (and then perhaps remembering it later) is quite normal for older people – people who are in the early stages of dementia will often lose track of the date or season without recalling the fact later.

Sometimes forgetting a word is normal for most people, regardless of their age, while people with dementia will struggle to have a proper conversation or follow a conversation with other people or on the TV or radio, often confusing words and the structure of a sentence. Even if we all sometimes misplace objects, people who are starting to show signs of dementia will do this very regularly, and will exhibit an inability to retrace their steps in order to find said objects.

Other signs to look out for include:

  • Forgetting the names of close friends or everyday objects.
  • Feeling confused (even in places a person is familiar with) or getting lost on journeys that are familiar to a person.
  • Pronounced changes in mood or behaviour.
  • Noticing that other people notice or comment on a person’s memory loss.

How to prevent the onset of dementia

While dementia often has a strong genetic link (in other words, if a close relative has the disease, there is a chance that there may be a family history which affects a person’s susceptibility to also being diagnosed with it in their life), there are certain lifestyle changes that may reduce someone’s chances of getting dementia. Following a healthy, balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight can be beneficial, as can regular exercise and keeping the blood pressure at a healthy level. Cutting down on drinking alcohol and quitting smoking is also always advisable.

Should you require assistance with a loved one who requires palliative care due to dementia, please contact HospiceWits. Our interdisciplinary team takes a holistic approach to palliative care, which can be of great support to a dementia patient and their relatives.

Palliative care patients and enjoyment at the end of life

There is a common misconception that palliative care is for people for whom doctors have no hope – that it is for people who are dying. While palliative care is often provided to patients who are in the final stages of a terminal illness, this is not always the case, as a patient may receive palliative care during any stage of their illness to make them comfortable and improve their quality of life.

What is important to note is that all palliative care patients can benefit from moments of enjoyment while they are in the midst of receiving care. Even if patients are dying, they are also still living.

In one 2010 study looking at the meaning in the lives of palliative care patients, researchers found that patients at this stage of their lives place a higher value on their partner and friends, leisure, spirituality, well-being, nature and animals, and pleasure than participants from the general population. This was after administering the Schedule for Meaning in Life Evaluation (SMiLE) on 100 patients receiving palliative care, and the same number of healthy participants.

The inclusion of things like leisure and pleasure is significant here, as it shows us that patients who are in the final stages of their lives still have the ability – and the need – to experience things that they enjoy.

This explains why the chief of the palliative care unit at Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital in south-central France decided to start a wine bar for terminal patients at the hospital. Dr Virginie Guastella was moved to do so after a Christmas party at the hospital, when seeing one patient in her care – a 50-year-old man suffering from a neurodegenerative disease that left him unable to chew or swallow – was entirely left out of the festivities. Because he was only able to consume food through a feeding tube, the patient could no longer find pleasure in the food he once enjoyed. Dr Guastella decided to drop some diluted red wine on his tongue – not enough to swallow, but just the right amount to trigger the pleasure sensors in the dying Frenchman’s brain.

In the years that have followed, the hospital has established a wine bar that is stocked by donors from wine farms. Not so much a bar as a cellar, this area of the hospital stores a wide array of wine that is routinely served to patients, should they want some. The hospital has also started incorporating food tastings into their offering, including caviar and French pastries. Dr Guastella believes that wine and good food every now and then helps patients maintain a sense of dignity and normalcy. It is a powerful panacea to the anhedonia (an inability to feel pleasure) that palliative care patients often experience in a sterile hospital environment.

This story tells us a lot about how we can improve the lives of friends or family members who are in palliative care. If you are unsure as to how you can make an ill loved one’s remaining days better, ask them what they’d enjoy doing, and try to reconcile this with what they are able to do. While a terminally ill patient may not be able to go to the beach, they might enjoy looking through old photos of beach holidays, for example.

As is the case with the wine bar, the good effects from sharing a glass of wine with a sick patient is in the sharing – something that can be invaluable to a patient at the end of life.

HospiceWits bids hearty welcome to 2022 Board of Governors

HospiceWits is excited to introduce its Board members, both longer serving and new, to all stakeholders. As Non-Executive Directors, each member offers their time, skills and expertise as a volunteer, guiding the management team and ensuring adherence to corporate governance in all operational aspects of the non-profit organisation. Each of our Board members has extensive experience and accomplishments in their respective fields, which we proudly share with you.  

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The Chairman of the HospiceWits Board, Dr Brad Beira, is an experienced health systems architect with two decades of healthcare experience. He has been in private practice, has worked on hospital/health system efficiency models, has been the risk manager in a specialist orthopaedic hospital, and has designed primary health and medical indemnity products in multiple markets.

Brad has lived and worked in the European Union, the Middle East and South Africa, providing health-based advisory and consulting services in and across Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America since 1997. Brad joined the HospiceWits Board in 2019.

Mr Michael Judin is the Senior Partner of the Johannesburg-based law firm Goldman Judin Inc. He is a legal advisor to and director of the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa. Michael is also the non-executive director of Lyons Financial Solution Holdings Limited, Privest Group Limited, and Nu-World Holdings Limited, and the Director of several unlisted companies and Trustee of several Trusts. Michael is the longest-serving Board member, as he has been on the HospiceWits Board since 1998. He is extremely passionate about the services that the palliative team provides, and is forever grateful for the care and support provided to his mother in the in-patient unit of HospiceWits.

Dr Tshepo Motsepe is HospiceWits’ Patron. Dr Motsepe is a medical doctor with training in public health. She has worked in both private practice, and in hospitals in South Africa and Zimbabwe. She served on the Gauteng Health Department’s accreditation committee, the Vaal Reefs Disaster Trust and the Kids Haven Foundation, and is a previous member of the National Medical and Dental Association. Dr Motsepe is a Trustee of the ASHA (African Self Help Association) Trust, a Non-Executive Director for the Wits Health Consortium, and a patron of the Students Sponsorship Program. Dr Motsepe’s contributions as an active Board member for HospiceWits have been invaluable, and she continues to advocate for palliation for those diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

Ms Esme Pudule has been a HospiceWits Board Member since 2018. Esme is self-employed, as well as being a trained palliative care professional nurse, trained COHSASA/HPCA surveyor, and a trained facilitator and assessor. Esme became involved in palliation when she was employed as a homecare RN, and was trained at HospiceWits. Esme has a wealth of knowledge of palliative care, and understands all aspects of the inter-disciplinary team approach to ensuring a patient and their family are cared for holistically. She has been of tremendous assistance in ensuring that HospiceWits achieves full compliance with all the COHSASA standards, and obtains recognition as a 5-star Hospice through HPCA.

Mr Hiten Keshave is a qualified chartered accountant with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is a tenacious professional, armed with a broad-based background and skill set in leadership, finance and commercials, making him a perfect fit for dual and cross-functional roles. Hiten specialises in the areas of strategic and commercial finance, sustainable business growth implementations, leadership and people management, and stakeholder development, to name a few. Hiten joined the HospiceWits Board in 2020.

We have had the privilege to welcome four new Board Members in the third quarter of this year.

Mrs Shericha Singh is a qualified chartered accountant, with extensive experience in the financial field. Shericha has been working at Absa Group Limited since 2015 within the finance department. She also has a background in consultation. Shericha specialises in regulatory reporting, financial reporting, auditing and stress testing.

Mr Sanjay Soni is a qualified chartered accountant, business strategist, transformation leader, entrepreneur, and start-up and early stage investor. Sanjay is very entrepreneurial, as he has started many businesses, and has been the CEO of several companies. His mentorship is evident, as he has 25 years in providing bespoke enterprise business solutions to organisations in a multitude of sectors, including financial services, mining, ICT, media, marketing and advertising, telecommunications, travel and tourism, FMCG, transport and logistics, and construction and infrastructure sectors.

Mr Eddie Matikiti has over 10 years’ experience in the information technology, finance, retail, administration and marketing sectors. Eddie works well with people, and enjoys facilitating team building. Eddie runs two businesses simultaneously, highlighting his leadership skills. Eddie also specialises in project management, business consultations, business analysis, and facilitating.

Mr Vinod Kalicharran has 32 years’ experience in the banking sector in credit and risk management, commercial, SMMEs, personal markets, ICT, internal audit, home loans and debt collection. Vinod has been serving on various company committees and boards over the years. He was very involved with the Cancer Association in Lenasia, and has insights into the non-profit environment.

The management and staff of HospiceWits welcome our new members to the HospiceWits Board of Governors, and look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship, as we work together with the team to achieve the continued and future sustainability of HospiceWits.

Five ways to celebrate important days after a loved one has passed away

When someone we love dies, no holiday, birthday or other significant event is ever the same. Every celebration can trigger memories that may make us miss that special person, and feel sad about their absence around a table that was meant to be full.

Even though it may be easier to avoid thinking about a deceased loved one, this is not conducive to dealing with our grief properly. Of course, nothing can change the fact that a loved one has died, but it’s also useful to remember that once, they lived, and were an integral part of our daily lives.

Here are five ways to remember a family member or loved one on important days:

Display photos of your loved one

As much as you might long for them to be there in person, displaying photos makes it feel as though a deceased family member, spouse or friend is still a part of the celebration. When other friends or family see the photos, you’ll be sure to start sharing memorable stories about the person who has passed away – something that can be very healing to do.

Write down the most cherished memories you have of them

Birthdays can be especially difficult for people who have lost someone close to them. Writing down the most cherished memories you have of them will not only give you a place to vent and to commemorate a loved one, but it also ensures that you don’t forget the special things you shared with them.

Light a candle in their memory

A simple act like lighting a candle at Christmas, on their birthday, on the anniversary of their passing and other significant days, can have a calming effect and serve as a reminder of the person you have lost.

Spend time somewhere you feel close to them

Was your late wife an avid gardener? Did you and your friend regularly go and watch live cricket matches? You may honour their life by spending time in a place that makes you feel close to someone who has passed away, instead of sitting at home and lamenting their death. While grieving is healthy and necessary, it can also soothe us to think of good times past.

Look through their belongings

Some people may opt to keep all their loved one’s belongings just the way they were before that person died. If you have kept a family member’s belongings, special days are a good time to look through those items and think of them. Perhaps, if you’re feeling up to it, you may even decide to donate some clothes and other items to charity in a gesture of letting go. Whatever you choose, touching and looking at things that used to belong to someone you love can help you to remember interesting stories and times you enjoyed with them.

Should you be in need of counselling, as part of our palliative care services, HospiceWits offers grief counselling for bereaved families.

To learn how you can donate goods to HospiceWits charity shops in Kensington, Parkmore and Orange Grove, click here.

Engaged and planning your wedding? Don’t miss the HospiceWits Bridal Boutique Pop-Up Experience!

If you’re getting married in 2022, but still haven’t found the perfect dress or accessories, you’ll be thrilled to hear that the HospiceWits charity shop is hosting a Bridal Boutique Pop-Up Experience from 12 February to 12 March 2022.

Featuring a wide range of pre-loved wedding dresses, skirts, underskirts, jackets, veils and corsets, this event will form a part of HospiceWits’ annual fundraising efforts. The Bridal Boutique Pop-Up Experience will take place at our Orange Grove shop, located at 199 Louis Botha Avenue in Orange Grove.

Aside from the pre-loved wedding attire that will be on sale, shoppers will be able to purchase a variety of accessories, décor and gifts as part of the overall theme of “tying the knot”.

The Bridal Boutique Pop-Up Experience will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 February to 12 March, and we cordially invite all brides-to-be to save these dates in order to purchase something pre-loved at a fraction of the price that one would pay for a brand-new wedding gown. Given the current economic climate where all of us have had to tighten our belts a little more, this is a wonderful opportunity to spend less cash on the wedding dress and accessories, and more money on a romantic honeymoon – our wedding gift to you and your spouse!

Should you wish to donate your pre-loved gown or any wedding accessories to HospiceWits to sell in the Bridal Boutique Pop-Up shop, we would be most appreciative to receive your donation. Please contact our Retail Operations Manager on 011 728 1052.

Whether it’s something old, something (just about) new, something borrowed or something blue you are after, you are bound to find it at the HospiceWits Bridal Boutique Pop-Up shop. We are excited to welcome you, and look forward to making your wedding dreams come true even before you’ve said, “I do”!

How you can volunteer at HospiceWits

Have you wanted to support HospiceWits in some way, but don’t have the financial means to make a monetary contribution? Do you have some time on your hands? Becoming a HospiceWits Volunteer might be just the thing for you!

Volunteers are a crucial and central part of the HospiceWits team. Volunteers need not be trained healthcare workers to make a contribution, but can make a meaningful difference in many areas of the organisation when offering their time, skills and experience in other ways.

Here is how you can volunteer with HospiceWits.

  • Help in HospiceWits shops

HospiceWits’ three shops in Parkmore, Kensington and Orange Grove receive and collect donations from the public/organisations, all of which need to be sorted through and placed in the shops for resale and fundraising. Volunteers are most welcome to work in our depot, sorting goods, in the shops, dealing with our customers, or assisting with identifying collectables and then conducting some research.

  • Lend a hand at one of our annual fundraising events

Throughout the year, HospiceWits hosts a number of fundraising events to help raise much needed funds, and ensure we are able to continue providing the services to our patients and their families. These events include the HospiceWits SerendipiTea luncheon, our Book Fair in partnership with Polofields Crossing, the HospiceWits Night with the Stars gala event, and the Tree of Light picnic and tree-lighting event, amongst others. At all these events, additional resources are needed on the day, and also as we prepare for the event.

  • Offer psychosocial support

HospiceWits Volunteers can assist our Homecare Nurses in a variety of ways, including helping patients with errands that they aren’t able to run themselves, and taking outpatients to counselling sessions and other outings. If you have a means of transport, a valid driver’s licence, and some time to spare, you can provide invaluable help to some of the HospiceWits patients in this way.

  • Help us out with admin

HospiceWits is always appreciative of Volunteers who help us with administrative tasks either in our IPU, our Intake department, Human Resources, or other departments. Considering the amount of patients we care for in Johannesburg and Soweto, Volunteers that help us to stay on top of all the admin are a godsend.

How can you get involved?

If you would like to volunteer with HospiceWits in 2022, getting involved is as simple as completing a form on the HospiceWits website and expecting a call or an email from our Volunteer Coordinator.

We cannot fully express our supreme gratitude to each and every Volunteer that has helped us out over the years. Without these people, and the additional support we receive from the public, we would never have been able to offer our care to the many patients we serve.

Get involved as a HospiceWits Volunteer by clicking here.