Centurion Hospice was established in 1997 when four philanthropists, Prof Philip Boyazoglu, Bobby Locke, Jetske Nell and George van Dyk, signed the first constitution and built a hospital on land donated by the City of Tswane.
Today 26 years later, Centurion Hospice provides home-based and hospital care for patients over 16 years of age who have been diagnosed with a terminal and/or life-limiting illness. Some patients who require advanced illness care are not necessarily terminal, but rather bed-bound.
Centurion Hospice reopened its 15-bed In-Patient Unit (IPU) in October 2020 in the midst of the COVID lockdown in response to the dire need for quality care.
Our holistic services includes patients and their loved ones facing the rigours associated with life-limiting illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems; physical, psychological and spiritual.
As a palliative hospital and home-based care provider, Centurion Hospice adheres to all relevant legal requirements and HPCA standards. Additionally, we adhere to the Independent Code of Governance as determined by the Department of Social Development and King IV.
Centurion Hospice also supports the development of quality palliative care workers by accommodating students from various institutions:
- 4th year Medical Students
- Post-graduate Psychology and Social Welfare students
- Somatology students
- Care Workers.
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Quality of life for all people affected by life-limiting illness
Holistic Palliative Care to ensure Dignity in Death and Support in Bereavement
Centurion Hospice provides palliative and psycho-social care in the following areas:
- Centurion ● Clubview ● Doringkloof ● Eldoraigne ● Erasmia ● Gerhardsville ● Highveld ● Irene ● Laudium ● Lyttelton ● Midrand/Midstream ● Monumentpark ● Mooiplaas ● Olievenhoudsbosch ● Olifantsfontein ● Pierre van Ryneveldt ● Pretoria West ● Rooihuiskraal ● Valhalla ● Wierdapark
The word “hospice” comes from the Latin word “Hospes”: meaning to host a guest or stranger.
Palliative (as in Palliative care) is derived from the Latin word “palliare”, which means “to cloak”, so we are “cloaking” someone with care.
Contrary to outdated definitions that Palliative Care is care only applicable when all else fails, it is a holistic approach which not only addresses symptom management, but aims to provide emotional, social and spiritual support for the patient and family in coping with a life threatening disease. In short, it adds life into days where days cannot be added to life.
The Centurion Hospice Launch Podcasts
Well-known radio and television Riva Schoeman is the voice behind the microphone in a series of podcasts that will be a first for any Hospice in South Africa.
The new podcasts series called: Port of Call from Centurion Hospice, will connect listeners with experts as well as leaders in hospice and palliative care, with pertinent and heart-warming discussions about timely issues that patient’s, family members and friends are faced with when a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Centurion Hospice Outreach for Women’s Month
A charity that reaches out to another charity.
That might sound like a paradox, but Centurion Hospice has always done things differently. After all, it is women’s month, and all women need to be celebrated.
For this reason, Centurion Hospice, decided to spoil the women living in the Lions Haven home for SASSA-seniors last Friday.
These women, who are mostly widows survived on their SASSA-pension can rarely afford to buy luxuries, or indulge themselves in any form of entertainment.
Therefore, Centurion Hospice, spoiled them with a gift bag and entertainment …
“Tomorrow everything will look different”
Well-known music publicist and larger-than-life personality Lydia Winchester recently joined a list of celebrities who decided to back Centurion Hospice by giving their time, knowledge, and expertise.
“I attended a hospice Memorial Day last year and I met amazing, strong people who tended to their loved ones during a cancer battle, who lost them, who when through the bereavement process, who understood death…