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  • Hospice Slide 2

    To Assist Family/Care Giver Through This Experience And Bring Solace To Those Grieving The Death Of Loved One

  • Hospice Slide 3

    To Provide Specialist Palliative Care To People Experiencing The Impact Of Life-threatening Illness.

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Bowling for hospice

Bowling for hospice

This past Saturday, 20 May, saw the start of the Alberton Bowling Club’s Ladies ‘Trips’ tournament, which is set to run over five Saturdays during May and June – culminating in a grand final on 24 June. Behind the competitiveness of it all though lies a spirit of generosity as the Alberton ladies team has decided to dedicate the tournament to raising funds for Stepping Stone Hospice.

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Social club welcomes Stepping Stone

Social club welcomes Stepping Stone

Tears flowed freely as Stepping Stone Hospice CEO ,Tersia Burger, addressed the ladies of Café la Plume’s Wednesday ‘Social Club’ in Glenanda on 17 May. Tersia spoke about what she’s learnt about loss and grief after the passing of her daughter Vicky in 2013, who was the inspiration behind Stepping Stone Hospice. “At the beginning it feels like a tsunami, with wave after wave of utter despair hitting you,” said Tersia, adding that “over time the waters begin to calm a little and then, right out of the blue, something triggers a memory and a giant wave appears out of nowhere and hits you again.”

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New charity shop for Stepping Stone Hospice

New charity shop for Stepping Stone Hospice

Great excitement is building at Stepping Stone Hospice as the retail team gets set to open the hospice’s newest charity shop, on 1 June 2017, in the Alberton Mall (opposite the iconic Springbok Pharmacy).

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Stepping Stone Hospice Celebrates Nurses

Stepping Stone Hospice Celebrates Nurses

In celebration of International Nurses’ Day on Friday, 12 May, the clinical team at Stepping Stone Hospice was treated to an ‘appreciation lunch’ at the hospice’s In-Patient Unit in New Market Park, prepared with love by Stepping Stone’s very own Clinical Services Manager, Sr Sheryl Newman and CEO, Tersia Burger.

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A Morning with Jeremy Mansfield

A Morning with Jeremy Mansfield

Stepping Stone Hospice CEO, Tersia Burger, and Fundraising Manager, Marietjie Tame, were invited as guests of the Alberton Record to a breakfast brunch hosted by Alberton High on Friday morning, 12 May. There they met the “the big man” Jeremy Mansfield, who was guest speaker at the breakfast. 

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LewenSentrum donates to Stepping Stone

LewenSentrum donates to Stepping Stone

Alberton LewenSentrum hosted their Annual Golf Day on Thursday, 11 May, at Reading Country Club, with a portion of the funds raised donated to Stepping Stone Hospice. This is the 3rd year in a row that hospice has received a donation from their golf day and we are extremely grateful to Pastor Andries Enslin and the rest of his team and congregation for their continued support.

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Winter Warmers for Hospice

Winter Warmers for Hospice

Just in time for the chilly weather, these lovely ladies from the community put their knitting, crocheting and sewing skills to work, to make blankets, scarves, beanies and the like for the patients of Stepping Stone Hospice. They presented their beautiful creations to Stepping Stone CEO, Tersia Burger, over tea and scones at the lovely ‘The Steaming Mug’ coffee shop at Alberton Crossing on Tuesday, 9 May. 

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Re-paying it forward

Re-paying it forward

Staying true to their word, in the spirit of ‘re-paying’ it forward, Stepping Stone Hospice’s Clinical Services Manager, Sr. Sheryl Newman, and CEO, Tersia Burger, reconvened with representatives of the Avril Elizabeth Home at Lambano Paediatric Hospice in Germiston on Thursday, 4 May, to hand children’s nappies over to Lambano’s Lyn Croote.

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1 to 8 May is Hospice Week...

1 to 8 May is Hospice Week...

Back in 2013, an Alberton mom honoured her dying daughter’s last wish – to open a hospice facility in Alberton that would take care of people and their families who were facing life-limiting illnesses. At the time, neither Tersia Burger nor the rest of her six-woman steering committee, ever thought that in the four years that would follow, Stepping Stone Hospice would grow to the extent where they, this year, signed off on an annual budget of R16-million!

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Well done, Linda!

Well done, Linda!

Remember Linda Keiser (42), who was preparing to take on the Tankwa Camino – a grueling 10-day, 256km endurance hike through one of the most parched regions in SA, namely the Tankwa Karoo? Well, she did it!

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Another tick on the Wish List…

Another tick on the Wish List…

At Stepping Stone Hospice, there’s a ‘Wish List’ of items the hospice needs – both big and small – that gets pinned to the In-Patient Unit noticeboard and is also made available on the Stepping Stone website for people to see. The hospice is very fortunate to be surrounded by a community of givers and this was demonstrated again on 20 April, when Corné Nell gifted Stepping Stone with a much-needed paper shredder, along with two beautiful tea sets. 

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Dussing family says ‘Thank You’

Dussing family says ‘Thank You’

Wife of the late Des Dussing, Marie Dussing, visited our In-Patient Unit on Friday, 21 April, with a donation of 50 pillow protectors. Des, who passed away on 12 March 2017 after a long battle with cancer, had always been a great supporter of our hospice.

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Paying it forward

Paying it forward

In the spirit of ‘paying it forward’, Stepping Stone Hospice was given a donation of 40 boxes of nappies, as well as several thousand nappy bags by the Avril Elizabeth Home on 20 April.

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Meet our new Community Sister…

Meet our new Community Sister…

Stepping Stone Hospice has a new Community Sister, Sr Tina Pieterse. A resident of Alberton herself, Tina has been working as a registered nurse for over a decade, is a mom of two, and describes herself as energetic and chatty.

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Bed giveaway, in aid of Stepping Stone Hospice

Bed giveaway, in aid of Stepping Stone Hospice

Mega Couch & Mattress, in partnership with Dynapedic Beds, are giving away two beds to the value of R11 000 through a raffle in aid of Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services. Raffle tickets at R50 each are available at Mega Couch & Mattress in Alberton City, as well as at Hi-Q Service Centre in Alberton North. Stepping Stone Hospice will also be selling tickets at their In-Patient Unit in New Market Park.

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Our Events

Events for 2017

Events for 2017
  • Vic's Bike Dash: 4 June 2017
  • Family Fun Walk For Cancer: 5 August 2017
  • Come Whine With Me: 8 August 2017
  • Music Evening with (Touch of Class): 1 September 2017
  • Memorial Day: 17 September 2017
  • 947 Cycle Challenge: November 2017

More information to follow.

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What is a Hospice

Hospice is not a place but a ‘philosophy of care’ for people facing a life-limiting illness. It addresses a patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs, and also helps support those who love them.

A common misconception about hospice is that it is ‘a last resort’ and that a person must be bedridden or unable to communicate in order to receive help.

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Our Services

Home Based Care

Home Based Care

Our palliative trained nursing sisters visit patients in their own homes. The nursing sister co-ordinates the care and liaises with other hospice team members such as the doctor, social worker, community care workers, volunteer caregivers and other professionals who may be involved in treating the patient.

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In Patient Unit (IPU)

In Patient Unit (IPU)

Most people choose to receive hospice care in their homes; however, when a symptom such as pain cannot be managed in the home, patients can choose to receive care in our inpatient hospice unit.

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Home Based Nursing

Home Based Nursing

We place trained care-workers in the patient’s home to care for the patient’s needs. The care, according to the patient’s need, can be from one day a week to up to 24 hour nursing, alternating between two care-workers.

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Bereavement Counselling

Bereavement Counselling

Grief is personal and won’t ever be experienced by two individuals in exactly the same way. That person alone knows the depth of their grief and they need to listen to their own inner coping strategies. There are some people who get stuck at a certain point in their grieving journey

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Partners & Sponsors

  • Reading Country Club
  • Alberton Selfstorage
  • SCS Archritecs
  • Grindrod
  • Alberton Rekord
  • Phatman Designs
  • Afripanel
  • AC Industriel Cleaning
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