We all love being in control, however, when you come to a hospital for treatment, it feels like control has been taken away.
A serious illness like a heart attack or cancer, leaves you helpless and strips you of your identity and self-efficiency. Waiting on the results of blood tests that will bring news of a disease like cancer, cause a lot of anxiety and uncertainty. In a government hospital, there is no television to entertain you. It is you, your thoughts and your fears. With no one to talk to and medical staff being busy with medical procedures, this can be a nightmare.
HospiVision wants to be Jesus with skin on. Someone to talk to, someone that listens without condemnation or criticism, someone to share your sorrow and pain with.
Hospitals are also places where families receive news about a disease being incurable or need to say their goodbyes when a loved one dies. As a father, mother, son, daughter you want to fight for your significant other but you feel helpless in dealing with their pain as well as your own. The nursing staff call us in when machines have to be switch off and parents are heartbroken when a child dies. Due to an accident, a person may lose their legs and have to face the trauma of adjusting to a wheelchair and needing the assistance of someone to care for them.
So many intense emotions and trauma leave us feeling that God has forgotten about us and lost our address. That is why our physical presence in 13 government hospitals makes such a huge impact on patients, their families and the staff of the hospital. We are the hand on your shoulder, someone to wipe your tears. Our presence reassures you in your crisis that God’s promise is true that He will never forsake you or leave you on your own.
Have a look at our video campaigns explaining what we do and the impact it has:
When are nurses not on duty? – YouTube
You are not alone: become a HospiVision volunteer – YouTube
What really happens in SA hospitals? I was shocked to find out. – YouTube
Our biggest financial challenge is paying the salaries of the 40 staff members delivering this service to take people’s hand and be an ear in the darkest hour of their lives.
Other ways to make a Contribution
HospiVision has a variety of locations and projects in need of support, as well as emergency concerns related to equipment, staff and the like. All spending is controlled by our management committee. When making a contribution, remember to identify how you would like your donation to be allocated, as directed below.
HospiVision is a section 18(A) Public Benefit Organization with tax exemption (RG/0042/09/05) which means all donations are tax deductible. You are able to reduce your taxable income by the amount of the donation up to 10% of your total income. HospiVision also complies with Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) – Level 4, so companies can earn BBBEE points and Corporate Social Investment (CSI) benefits by donating to HospiVision. Details about how to claim these benefits are also listed below.
Make a single or recurring electronic funds transfer from your bank account:
Create a HospiVision beneficiary on your bank account using the bank details listed below. If you would like to make this a recurring monthly deposited, select the appropriate options on your bank’s online form.
– Account: HospiVision
– Bank: ABSA Bank, Ben Swart Street (632005)
– Account: 4050423436
– Reference: the name of the HospiVision location or project you would like to support
Request an Article 18(A) tax letter or B-BBEE certificate (corporates) by sending an email, along with your proof of payment, to email@example.com
Ask us to generate a monthly debit order from your bank account on your behalf:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin this process, and remember to indicate the HospiVision location or project you would like to support.