How can I help?

Your donations help us reach a destitute patient.


  • R50 provides an underprivileged patient with nutritional support
  • R100 covers the cost of a home visit by a trained carer
  • R200 funds professional nursing care
  • R500 could fund a training session for a family member
  • R650 could fund a family to attend five bereavement counselling sessions
  • R650 could fund a family to attend five bereavement counselling sessions
  • R 650 could fund a depressed patient to attend a professional counselling session.
  • R2000 could fund a victim of gender-based violence to attend four trauma counselling sessions.
  • Volunteer – contact us if you are willing to volunteer your time or expertise.

You can donate via the button at the top of this page or via our support page. 

Should you want to volunteer; please send us a message in the form at the bottom of this page. 

Thanks for you support. 

Are you registered with medical aids?

We can assist you to claim from medical aid.  Please contact us for further information, or to discuss your situation.

What is hospice care?

Hospice care is a specialised form of palliative care that is delivered in the final months (usually the last 6 months) of a person’s life. Hospice care is used when patients and their families no longer wish to pursue treatments that are meant to slow or halt the progression of an illness, and instead focus only on comfort care. Hospice care services can be covered by Medical Aid and other insurances. Hospice care can be provided at home by a team of nurses and caregivers or in a hospice facility.

What does palliative care entail?

Palliative care is about providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support to sick children, adults and their families. A medical care team — including doctors, pain management specialists, nurses, social workers, and therapists — helps prevent and relieve pain and suffering while also easing stress, anxiety, and the fear associated with serious illness. Most people choose to have this care at home because it is more comfortable for them and saves a lot of money on hospital bills.

Does using palliative care mean I’m dying?

Not necessarily. Palliative care is meant to relieve symptoms such as pain, breathing difficulties, or nausea, among others, and relieve stress for patients and their families. Palliative care can be used at any time after diagnosis of a serious illness.

Why is Barrydale Hospice providing healthcare services for diabetes, hypertension, depression and substance abuse?

According to the WHO, non-communicable diseases are set to overtake communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional diseases combined, as the leading cause of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. Recent studies show that these conditions are on the rise among women in rural South Africa.

How does palliative care fit in with the primary healthcare system?

Palliative care is an essential function of primary healthcare. It is not an alternative to disease prevention and treatment but should be integrated with them. The World Health Organisation (WHO) concluded that palliative care is essential care for people in the community with serious or life-threatening illnesses. For ethical, public health and financial reasons, palliative care must be considered an essential integrated service within primary health care.

Why should we choose palliative and hospice care over hospital care?

Palliative care includes the patient’s clinical, emotional and spiritual needs.  Early delivery of palliative care reduces unnecessary hospital admissions and the use of health services.   In addition to pain and symptom management, palliative and hospice care is shown to substantially reduce costs on hospital care.

+27 76 868 9660

49a Van Riebeeck Street
Barrydale 6750
Western Cape, South Africa

NPO 176-335
PBO 930 055 615
P.O. Box 225
Barrydale, 6750

Barrydale Hospice
B/A 632 005
Current Account
Account No. 408 795 83 05