The Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) is an Association incorporated under Section 21 of the Companies Act (Reg. No. 1986/001887/08). The hospice Association was founded in 1987 and is a membership organisation for South African hospices.
As the national charity for hospice care, HPCA champion and support the work of more than 108-member organisations, which provide hospice care to around 120 000 people across South Africa each year.
HPCA has 7 regional association members from each province (W Cape, E Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Free State, N cape, NW Province) with the Association of Northern Hospices representing hospices in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.
During the last decade HPCA has established national and provincial Palliative Care development structures aimed specifically and purposefully at support and capacity building of member hospices and more recently of partner organisations in terms of the provision of quality palliative care.