Tree of Remembrance

Trees are not just plants in nature but have many functions and are symbols of the family of the human race.It is a shelter against the scorching sun, a haven for birds, a favourite playground for kids and monkeys, a lookout point for wild cat species and rapture birds, a…

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Phanuel Everlasting

PHANUEL EVERLASTING A well-known muralist is the artist responsible for the mural of the lovely peonies in the reception area of the newly opened In-Patient Unit at Centurion Hospice. Phanuel Souza (47), who is currently residing in Pretoria, started with this mural, which depicts beautiful peonies, in the second week…

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Sitting at the beside of a dying person

Meet Desteny Adams – the new hospital manager on the block at Centurion Hospice  Sitting in front of the newly painted and renovated In-Patient Unit at Centurion Hospice, the newly appointed manager, or in medical terms, the new matron, clucks like a proud mother hen.She is Desteny Adams.  A nurse…

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Goodbye, Nina, Goodbye

“I loved her very much,” said Desteny Adams, a palliative nurse at the Centurion Hospice. She cried. For Nina. the loss of a brave woman beaten by cancer.It was a cold day in June – during lockdown level 4 – and only a few people stood in front of the…

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The pain will never go away

“The pain will never go away” One day, during level 4 of the lockdown, Gale du Toit (72) sat in front of her computer, but she did not concentrate on the word document that was open in front of her. She was busy writing a eulogy – to her mother –…

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