About FWC Hospice

Dying is a part of life’s journey that can be embraced with love and dignity.

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ABOUT FWC HOSPICE

We believe that life is a precious and fragile journey of growth and development; and although death may be a time of sadness and separation, dying is a part of life’s journey that can be embraced with love and dignity.

Heartbeat of FWC Hospice

Since 1991, we have been making positive and impacting changes through active community outreach and participation in Hurst Hill, Gauteng. Today, we have increased our capacity to a building that houses our HPCA accredited 50-bed hospice. Death is an unavoidable part of life, but the provision of care and comfort at the time of death is less so. The most basic care patients with life-limiting diseases and illnesses receive is home-based care. This causes immense economic and emotional strain on loved ones and creates anxiety for everyone involved. The journey for those with life-limiting illnesses does not have to be fought alone. FWC’s Hospice allows patients to feel less of a burden to their loved ones improves the quality of remaining life to guarantee that patients appreciate time left with family and allows them to experience a natural, dignified and pain-free death. We set the standard for compassionate and comfortable end of life care. Our goal is to ensure that patients have the freedom from unnecessary suffering and takes the strain off loved ones while providing world-class treatment. We have the resources, capacity and infrastructure to ensure that your loved ones are well taken of physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. We strive to surpass the clients’ expectations while maintaining the highest standard of medical care and ethics. We pledge along with the patient’s loved ones that they receive the best medical care in a loving and caring atmosphere. Our core values of Commitment, Compassion, Faithfulness, Peace & Gentleness focus on the needs of each individual patient.

Mission and Vision

Our Mission is respect for life by providing care, comfort and compassion to those in our care. We are an indispensable holistic centre of hope, development and growth that pledges to continually provide services, create opportunities and access to educate, care and love for community upliftment.

Our Vision is to endeavour to be the hospice of choice for end-of-life and palliative care through support in the passionate pursuit of excellence and innovation. The FWC Hospice seeks to repair and restore the lives and health of a community that we consider to be family.

– Commitment
– Compassion
– Faithfulness
– Peace
– Gentleness

Our Future

FWC will not stray from its mission to of providing holistic and comprehensive support to all in dire need of it within the community. Our organisation promises to continue to seek support from our community where the need is the greatest and to establish and grow local partnerships to deliver comprehensive services that can be sustained over time. Our plans include a continued collaboration with local partners with an eye towards transitioning our programs once they are established centres of excellence. FWC seeks to continue to grow and strengthen relationships within academic health and educational institutions, while delivering superior services to all students and patients.

Ways to Support Us

Over the years, we’ve received substantial in-kind and monetary support from our community. They’ve always been generous with donations ranging from food products, clothing, furniture and computers. It’s through their support that we’ve been able to continue to keep our doors open and provide low-cost and free services to all in need. FWC is heralded as the least expensive hospice in Gauteng, but not everyone is able to afford this and we find it unacceptable to turn away a patient in need. Due to these concessions we’re always seeking monetary support to maintain our facility and its operational costs, which include utilities; provision of food, medication and 24/7 nursing care.

Partner With Us

Here are some ways that you can partner with us:

  • Monetary – A monthly or once-off monetary contribution.

  • Time – We are looking for volunteers to commit their to support to FWC in various capacities. You could help with facilitating classes, assisting with our patients in the hospice, working to upkeep the vegetable garden or any other activities.

  • Adopt a Room – This is a great opportunity to be an exclusive partner a designated room to create and maintain a warm, welcoming and healing space.

  • Goods – All goods are more than welcome, but are in dire need of items on our wish list.

  • GivenGain – Be apart of a global movement that connects activists and causes.

  • SMS – simply SMS FWC to 41425 to donate R20 to the hospice.

Make An Appointment

Would you like to come someone at the FWC Hospice? Book an appointment with us via our form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP.