The Duduza Care Centre Hospice In-Patient Unit has 12 beds and offers 24 hour services to our patients by trained staff. Our approach focuses on palliative care that supports patients and their families.
“Palliative care is a holistic approach to addressing the needs of patients and their families. Our patient’s team includes the nurse, medical doctor, social worker, nurse, priest/minister, physiotherapist, caregiver and family members,” explained Sr. Colette Mthimkhulu. “One of our primary concerns is to provide pain control and relief from other distressing symptoms. We work with the patient, assisting with pain management while also helping him or her to cope with distressing symptoms through psychosocial and spiritual interventions.”
Duduza Hospice Staff
Duduza Hospice’s palliative care services are rendered by two professional nurses, two enrolled nurses, six caregivers, and a general worker. In addition, support our hospice in-patient unit. Recently, one volunteer caregiver worked an entire year in order to gather nursing experience after her training. Four nursing students also came for practical experience, and two sacred heart brothers came for their pastoral experience. Finally, the support we receive from Dr. Madela and Dr. Ramdharee is essential, as these to help our patients with pain control. They also advise our team during our Interdisciplinary team meetings.
Hospice Care in a traditional sense supports patients with a life-limiting illness.
Palliative care is a holistic approach that addresses the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care needs of our patients and their families.