Hospice Association of Wits Nursing School Application 2021, The Hospice Association of the Witwatersrand was started in September, 1979 by a Johannesburg couple, Stan and Sherley Henen, who first responded to a need in their community for Hospice care. Initially, care was provided by a part-time nurse from their house
HospiceWits provides care to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their families facing life-limiting illness. This is done with the aim of achieving the best quality of life for the patient. Our desire is to be involved with the patient from the moment they’re diagnosed, offering love, comfort and emotional support to them and their family.
We have In-patient Units in both Houghton and Diepkloof to provide constant, supervised care to patients who need it. Soweto further houses a paediatic unit for children. Emotional support and bereavement counselling is provided to patients and their families.