World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

#WHPCD19

Today is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (#WHPCD19).

The theme this year is: My care, my right.

What is Hospice and Palliative Care?

Palliative care is a fundamental part of healthcare – and a human right. It is about relieving suffering and pain at any point in a patient’s diagnosis from a life-limiting illness. When a patient and family receive palliative care services, the aim is to improve their quality of life, regardless of their age or stage of the disease.

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Why hospice?

‘You matter because you are you, and you matter to the last moment of your life. We will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully but also to live until you die.’ (Cicely Saunders).

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What can hospice do for you?

Msunduzi Hospice provides quality home based care for patients who have a life limiting and/or life threatening illness. We are there for you when you need us. We care because you matter.

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How you can help us.

Msunduzi Hospice welcomes your support in whatever form you are able to offer it. You enable us to care for those who need us most. We care because you matter.

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