Winter Bookfair at Polofields Crossing a hit!

Over the weekend of 26 to 28 May 2023, Polofields Crossing held the Winter Bookfair in support of HospiceWits. Once again, the bookfair was a great success and we raised some much needed funds that will go towards providing care and support to the communities in and around Johannesburg and Soweto. One of our biggest…

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HospiceWits launches another creative writing competition

From 26 to 28 May, the Winter Edition of the Polofields Crossing Book Fair in aid of HospiceWits will be delighting Gauteng book lovers. Funds from the Book Fair go to HospiceWits, so that we can continue to provide support and palliative care to communities in and around Johannesburg and Soweto.   The Book Fair…

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Cosy up with a book at the Polofields Crossing Winter Book Fair

The Winter Book Fair in support of HospiceWits is back. This follows the success of the previous book fairs which helped raise funds for the important work that HospiceWits does for the community in Johannesburg and Soweto. The Book Fair takes place at Polofileds Crossing Shopping Centre from 26 to 28 May. HospiceWits has been…

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Extending the Frontiers of Palliative Care

Palliative care is crucial to those at the end of life, and HospiceWits is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to the communities in and around Johannesburg and Soweto. Carers and service workers are always ready to learn and grow in this field and this year, HospiceWits is hosting the Palliative Care Symposium…

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Busting the myths about hospice care

When it comes to hospice care, there are a few preconceived notions that are inaccurate or untrue. We take a look at five myths about hospice care and give you the lowdown on how it really works. HospiceWits cares for any patient with a life-threatening illness and those who are in the end stages of…

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Making a bequest to HospiceWits

Charitable bequests are a way to keep one’s ideals, compassion for others, and legacy alive and can benefit recipients for years to come. A bequest may be in the form of personal property, pre-loved items or a monetary donation, that is left to a person or organisation in one’s will. Many people choose to make…

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What is palliative care?

HospiceWits offers palliative care to the community in and around Johannesburg and Soweto. We often get asked what exactly is palliative care? Is it different from hospice care? Palliative care is given to people who are dealing with long term illness, as well as people who are undergoing chemotherapy. The whole idea behind palliative care…

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Save money and the environment with thrift clothing shopping

Vintage is in. Retro is in. Sustainable second-hand fashion is in. It’s the latest trend and it carries more benefits than looking cool and stylish in old school threads: it also reduces strain on the environment. Each year, literal tons of clothing are taken to landfills, factories pollute the atmosphere and unscrupulous clothing producers take…

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What is Hospice care?

Hospices offer compassionate care for people with terminal illnesses who are approaching the end of their lives. They also provide support for the family members of all those receiving palliative care, as well as psycho-social support for both the patients and their loved ones. Hospice, as it is known today, is largely based on the…

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