In Barrydale chronic conditions such as hypertension, asthma, COPD, diabetes, mental health conditions and epilepsy are regularly treated at the understaffed state clinic. Cancer and TB and to a lesser extent HIV and AIDS are reported in ever-increasing numbers as the fear of stigma recedes. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and alcoholism, drug abuse and inappropriate diet also have a devastating effect on the community’s health. Many of these people, but by no means all, are historically disadvantaged South Africans.
Barrydale Hospice would like to: