FAQs

Admission requirements

When applying for admission to the Hospice and Rehabilitation Centre, you will need the following:

  • A transfer letter from the clinic or hospital
  • A South African Identity Book.

On admission you will need to bring:

  • Your medication
  • Warm clothing for winter such as spencers, slippers, long sleeve vests or tops.
Why Come to Us?

Why should you come to the Hospice and Rehabilitation Centre in Alexandra?

When your loved family member has been recommended for medical rehabilitation, you are faced with where to go to, especially in a deprived community like Alex.  Come check out our facilities and see if our program meets the needs of you and your family.  We are here to help you and your family return to the good health and lifestyle enjoyed before your illness.  We have a dedicated team of experienced professionals to get you right every step of the way.

What is a hospice?

In simple terms, this is a special idea in care-giving formatted to provide comfort and support for patients and their families when a terminal illness limits their lives.

It is good to note that Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death. It is mainly managed by volunteers and professionals with specialised knowledge of medicare.

The sole aim of a hospice is to improve the quality of life of a patient’s last days through comfort and dignity.

A Hospice deals with emotional and socio-spiritual influence of the disease on the patient and the patient’s family and friends.

What is Rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation refers to any process that seeks to restore a patient to a previous level of health.  Our approach is holistic and comprehensive in our dealings with patients who have experienced any form of impairment resulting from a terminal disease process.

At the Hospice and Rehabilitation centre in Alexandra, we commence the rehabilitation process with a deliberate engagement with the patient and their family.

With our team of experienced professionals committed to the well-being of the patients, we are able to lend help, support and encourage our patients and their families.  Our continuum of care affords patients the opportunity to enhance their health and achieve wellness goals.

The Red Ribbon

The Red Ribbon is intended to be a symbol of hope.  It can only be a useful symbol in the long run when attached to words and deeds that actually make a difference.. Wear one all-year round as a tribute to the millions of people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS worldwide.  It is the first step in the war against the scourge.  Do something MORE today!  Show you care and are concerned about those living with HIV, for those who have died and for those who care for and support those directly affected.