The Family Worship Centre (FWC) Corner and Harmony Street Hursthill talks about their Hospice program that they have been running for the past eight years.

“We see life as very precious, we believe that you don’t have to die alone, you don’t have to die in pain. You must have been to a hospital, there comes a stage when doctors say that there’s nothing they can do for you, that’s when hospice comes in,” said Abie Masiela, the nurse manager at the facility.

The intuition is very specific to the patient that they take in, they only admit adults with life-limiting illnesses including those suffering from cancer, patients suffering from HIV/Aids stage 4, strokes, and dementia.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), “Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life for patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering”

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