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Organization Contact Information

Name: Border Hospice Association t/a St Bernard's Hospice
Street 1: 44 St Marks Road
Street 2:
City: East London
Province: EC
Post Code: 5201
Country: South Africa
Phone: 043 721 0051
Organization Email:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Rene
Last Name: Wienekus
Title: CEO
Phone: 043 721 0051

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs
First Name: Maryann
Last Name: O'Hagan
Title: Patient Care / Nursing Manager
Phone: 043 721 0051

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Mission Statement: St Bernard’s Hospice is committed to serving our whole community by providing palliative care through specialised physical, social, emotional and spiritual care and support in an environment of trust, dignity and respect for all. We consistently strive to improve the quality of life for those diagnosed with a life threatening illness; offering care, support and counselling for patients, children and families, extending into the bereavement period. We maintain the highest standards of palliative care through on-going staff support, capacity building, education and training, as well as skills development.

Our primary focus is to improve the quality of life of patients (adults and children) facing problems associated with a life-threatening illnesses such as Cancer, MDR Tuberculosis, Susceptible Tuberculosis, Motor Neuron Disease, HIV/AIDS, etc. by rendering holistic and compassionate home based palliative care and support. Our home based care and support programs includes primary health and palliative care for all our patients, pediatric palliative care integrated with early childhood development for orphans and vulnerable children, as well as training and education (capacity building). These programs are to ensure that no person in need of basic health care when diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, is left without an opportunity to access primary, palliative and/or pediatric palliative care; early childhood development opportunities, or discriminated against because of ethnicity, gender, age or their ability to pay for basic health services.

Currently, we are already caring for approximately 40 drug resistant TB patients in their homes and about 100 patients with TB & HIV/AIDS. We have increased our focus to do more TB screenings and further investigation id the TB screeening result is postive and ultimately arrange treatment for new TB patients, including monitoring their treatment for compliance etc., continuous TB health education and also then test all current & new TB p
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Resource mobilization
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
We aligned ourselves with the SA Department of Health strategic plan and working very closely with local, provincial and national Department of Health, Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) and USAID funidng via HPCA on our current TB program. Unfortunately, there is a possibility that the USAID funding will come to an end on 31 December 2015.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: South Africa
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
South Africa


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

Drug-Resistant TB:
We have been rendering home based care palliative care to Drug Resistant TB patients since 2010 by visiting patients at home, administering daily injections, monitoring compliance of TB medication, health education to patient, family and household members, as well as TB screening of patients household members and nutritional status of patients.

We have been rendering home based care palliative care to TB-HIV patients since 2000, monitoring TB treatment and ARV's and compliance thereof. Health education to patient and household members, as well as monitoring nutritional status of patients.


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Application date: October 20, 2015
Last updated: November 11, 2015