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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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2nd hand goods ugently needed

2nd hand goods ugently needed

Second hand goods as a means of fundraising has been proved very successful for Stepping Stone Hospice. Since the donation by AC Industrial Cleaning of our own bakkie, business has been growing as we are now in a position to collect donated goods.

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Why do we need a hospice facility in our community

Why do we need a hospice facility in our community

Why do we need a hospice facility in our community? And why do we need to support this hospice, in whatever possible way we can?

Since opening their doors in October 2013, Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services in Alberton cared for 753 patients with life-limiting illnesses. Under their loving care and with the assistance of a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, sisters, caregivers, social workers and counsellors, 513 of these patients, an average of 16 per month, died a dignified and in most cases, symptom-free death.

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Driver appointed at hospice

Driver appointed at hospice

A welcome addition to our hospice family! Elias Makeleni has been appointed as our driver with his responsibilities mostly to collect 2nd hand goods donated to us.

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Oxygen Machine Donated to Hospice

Oxygen Machine Donated to Hospice

GOOD Samaritan, Kerry-Lee Pienaar (on the right), donated an oxygen machine to Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services in Alberton, to help patients who require this device.

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A storybook wedding at Stepping Stone Hospice

A storybook wedding at Stepping Stone Hospice

It was only a six months into their relationship that Zanelle Mphikwa was diagnosed with urethral and bladder cancer. What followed was four years of fighting the disease together, moving from radiation to chemo to remission to out of remission, and now Stepping Stone Hospice.

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A half a ton of plastic bottle tops later and two brand new wheelchairs

A half a ton of plastic bottle tops later and two brand new wheelchairs

A half a ton of plastic bottle tops later and two brand-new wheelchairs donated to Stepping Stone Hospice. 15-year old Dylan Jacobs, learner at Alberton High School and a member on the schools' Welfare Committee, initiated this Social Science's project in the beginning of 2015, getting learners on board to collect as many plastic bottle tops as possible.

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Ride for Stepping Stone Hospice

Ride for Stepping Stone Hospice

Taking up the challenge to ride for Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services in the 947 Cycle Challenge in November this year, is hospice’s very own Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Marietjie Tame. At the age of 55 with absolutely no previous experience of road racing, she says she is up for it and has already started her training.

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Debbie to spend time with family

Debbie to spend time with family

Less than a month ago 500 bikers gathered in the gardens of Stepping Stone Hospice to fulfill a wish of 49-year old Debby Townsend, one of our patients who expressed a wish to just “once more enjoy the company of some good ole bikers”.

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Hospice Second Hand Store

Hospice Second Hand Store

Our little makeshift 2nd hand goodie shop is really taking off. As fast as our volunteers, Antoinette Pretorius and Anette Mogridge packs and sorts and price the items, it gets sold to some eager buyers

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Young people getting involved in their community!

Young people getting involved in their community!

Learners from Brackenhurst Primary, over the past 18 months, collected millions of bread tags and plastic bottle tops to ensure that four brand-new wheelchairs could be donated to Stepping Stone Hospice On Thursday May 5, 2016. The "bread tags and plastic bottle tops campaign" is an Interwaste initiative.

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Calling all cyclists!

Calling all cyclists!

We are at it again! Registration has now opened for the 2016 947 Cycle Challenge, scheduled to take place on Sunday, 20 November 2016 and a 20th year event! We will again enter a Stepping Stone Hospice team with every intent to better the already excellent results of last year’s race. .

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500 bikers spend time with Debby

500 bikers spend time with Debby

At the age of 49 she can write a book, pages filled with adventures on the seas and oceans of our world, of her younger days in Durban as president of a women’s bikers club, of a lodge in Mozambique, and now, having to come to terms with the reality of dying.

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Hospice proud owner of their own bakkie

Hospice proud owner of their own bakkie

A very excited Stepping Stone Hospice team took ownership of their very own pick-up bakkie, proudly sponsored by Rene Matthee (front right) and her team at AC Industrial Cleaning! AC Industrial Cleaning has been a proud partner of this hospice for a few years now - on a monthly basis their team "spring-clean" the hospice’s In-Patient Unit in New Market Park from roof to floor, and provide them with goods such as cleaning materials etc on a regular basis.

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Retirement Village Donates to Hospice

Retirement Village Donates to Hospice

The Alberton Retirement Village in Verwoerdpark, Alberton, recently donated R30 000 to Stepping Stone Hospice, a gesture made possible by the hard work and dedication of the village’s council, it’s 12 active committees and 431 residents.

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Full field support for hospice

Full field support for hospice

No less than 136 golfers, a full field, took to the course on Thursday 03 March 2016 at Reading Country Club and with their support and the support of various sponsors, R119 000 was raised in aid of Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services.

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Save these dates

Come Whine With Me – 27 July 2016

Please join us for an evening of fun as we celebrate women.

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"Laat ek jou so Se" - August 2016

Not to be missed

Brandy and Wine Tasting plus Dinner with Jonathan of Radio Raps.
Awesome prices up for grabs.

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Annual Memorial Day – 28 August 2016

Annual Memorial Day – 28 August 2016

Please join us at Stepping Stone Hospice as we remember our loved ones

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Oppi Stoep Met Ruby Tuesday – 24 September 2016

Oppi Stoep Met Ruby Tuesday – 24 September 2016

Tribute to the Beatles

An event not to be missed

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Vic’s Vaal Bike Bash – 15 October 2016

Information Coming Soon

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Donkey Derby – 28 October 2016

Information Coming Soon

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947 Cycle Challenge – 20 November 2016

947 Cycle Challenge – 20 November 2016

We are at it again! Registration has now opened for the 2016 947 Cycle Challenge, scheduled to take place on Sunday, 20 November 2016 and a 20th year event! We will again enter a Stepping Stone Hospice team with every intent to better the already excellent results of last year’s race. .

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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

  • Afripanel
  • Amcare
  • Alberton Rekord
  • Alberton Selfstorage
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  • Grindrod
  • Iconbrands
  • RACEVIEW MOTORS 500X250
  • SCS Archritecs

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Contact Information


  • +27 87 997 0222

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    +27 86 724 0480

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    096-632
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    Branch Code
    632005

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