Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

Location
Diepkloof, Gauteng

Summary
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital is the largest hospital in the southern hemisphere and third largest hospital in the world, occupying approximately 70ha. Located in the Soweto area of Johannesburg, it is a teaching hospital for the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School. The Casualty, Emergency and Outpatient Unit at the hospital, is the busiest department. It receives approximately 11 000 patients per month, approximately 360- 420 per day. Three emergency theatres run 24-hours a day. Annually the hospital admits ± 160,000 inpatient and treats ± 500,000 outpatients.
 

Involvement
HospiVision works closely with the Hospitals palliative care department.  A coordinator and a group of trained volunteers provide pastoral care.  All volunteers must undergo a 3-day accredited training programme in Pastoral Care for the Sick.  An advanced course in trauma counselling is also provided.
 

Coordinator
Mpho Matlhakola
078 773 4069

False Bay Hospital

Location
Fish Hoek, Western Cape
 

Summary
False Bay Hospital is a provincial district hospital, located in Fish Hoek in the heart of the South Peninsula.  False Bay Hospital provides 24-hour emergency services and a full range of out-patient medical services to local residents – most of which cannot afford private health care.  Facilities and services provided include a dispensary, a maternity and two general wards, a quarantine ward for infectious diseases, a postnatal clinic and facilities for mentally ill patients.  Prison inmates are also treated here.
 

Involvement
HospiVision offers pastoral care for patients, family and staff.  We have a full time Pastoral Counsellor, a social worker and a group of ± 20 volunteers servicing the hospital. Sonya Hunt, the False Bay Hospital Coordinator, does the screening interviews for every volunteer who joins the HospiVision team.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/hospivisionfalsebay/ for more details.
 

Coordinator
Sonya Hunt
sonyafrancishunt@gmail.com
072 972 0726

Helen Joseph Hospital

Location
Johannesburg, Gauteng
 

Summary
Helen Joseph Hospital is a government public hospital providing tertiary health care services to the community of Gauteng.  It is part of the Wits University circuit, responsible for teaching healthcare workers and providing tertiary health services. The Hospital provides services to a region with a population of about 1 million. It has 1886 staff members. The Helen Joseph Hospital consists of a total 21in-patient wards, 6 surgical wards, 2 of which are Orthopaedic wards, a Psychiatric unit, a 10-bed ICU, a 12 bed-High Care/ Step down unit, a Theatre complex comprising of twelve theatres, 9 of which are functional; speciality clinics including Stoma unit, Renal dialysis unit, Pain clinic, Endoscopy unit, Breast clinic, the TB focal point and the Thembalethu HIV clinic.
 

Involvement
HospiVision offers pastoral care through a coordinator and a group of volunteers.   All volunteers must undergo a 3-day accredited training programme in Pastoral Care for the Sick.
 

Coordinator
Elvira de Lange
enddelange@gmail.com
076 686 9029

Kalafong Hospital
 

Location
Pretoria, Gauteng
 

Summary
Kalafong Hospital is a public hospital in Pretoria, Guateng. The hospital is situated on the western outskirts of town in the suburb of Atteridgeville. The University of Pretoria uses the hospital as a training institution for the Faculty of Health Sciences.
 

Involvement
The hospital has a pastoral care office serviced by a coordinator and a group of 30 volunteers.  A weekly Christian fellowship is held which includes staff.  Volunteers meet on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday before going to the wards.  All volunteers must undergo a 3 day accredited training programme in Pastoral Care for the Sick.
 

Coordinator
Pastor Frans Ramabudi
071 536 7521

Mamelodi Hospital
 

Location
Pretoria, Gauteng
 

Summary
Mamelodi District Hospital is a provincial hospital in Mamelodi East. It is a 400-bed facility providing a comprehensive health care service which includes HIV and TB-related treatment, care and support services. The hospital has a community oriented primary health care programme that monitors and proactively works towards the improved health and wellbeing of families in the area. The hospital is an accredited antiretroviral (ARV) treatment initiation and on-going treatment site.
 

Involvement
The hospital has a pastoral care office serviced by a coordinator and a group of volunteers. A Physical support programme is available in conjunction with the social work department. All volunteers must undergo a 3 day accredited training programme in Pastoral Care for the Sick.
 

Coordinator
Pastor Stephen Ndada
082 541 8327

Oasis Outreach

Location
Pretoria, Gauteng
 

Summary
The Oasis is situated at the Anti-Retroviral clinic at the Tshwane District Hospital. HospiVision has developed a model to create a supportive and nurturing environment for people who are living with AIDS, are on ART (Anti-Retro-Viral Therapy) and therefore have to visit the clinic on a monthly basis. 
 

Involvement
At the Oasis, HospiVision provides a healthy meal and food parcel and have the opportunity to socialize with other people living with AIDS. The Oasis has a variety of skills development programmes to assist patients to generate and income for themselves.  These include sewing, needlework, baking, computer literacy, and gardening (to establish a food garden).
 

Coordinators
Sabeth Bapela
sabethb@hospivision.org.za
012 329 4281

Mies Bac
miesbac55@gmail.com
082 356 1931

Steve Biko Academic Hospital

Location
Pretoria, Gauteng
 

Summary
There are 900 beds available in the Steve Biko Academic Hospital (SBAH).  Patients stay an average of 6 days and approximately 54 000 patients are admitted during a year.  There are more than 20 intensive care units and 50 clinics.  In total ± 750 000 patients are treated at this hospital.  The hospital is linked to the University of Pretoria for the training of medical students. A total of 4 500 people work here.  The Emergency Unit at SBAH has treated ± 34 000 patients during the past year. 
 

Involvement
HospiVision provides pastoral Care for patients, family and staff, as well as prayer meetings in certain wards. A Psychology internship programme is also offered at Steve Biko Academic Hospital.  The HospiVision team consists of the coordinator (Gideon Kriel) and 9 other permanent staff members and ± 40 volunteers. For new volunteers, a Basic Pastoral Care for the Sick workshop is held ± 3 times a year, which is an introduction to pastoral care work in a hospital environment. New volunteers are encouraged to attend one of these workshops.   Regular volunteers have the opportunity to attend ongoing training and fellowship meetings, every Tuesday morning followed by ward visits. Gideon Kriel, the Steve Biko Academic Hospital Coordinator, does the screening interviews for every volunteer who joins the HospiVision team.
 

Coordinator
Gideon Kriel
sbah@hospivision.org.za
012 354 1786
Tambo Memorial Hospital
 

Location
Boksburg, Gauteng
 

Summary
Tambo Memorial Hospital is a regional hospital situated in the Ekurhuleni Metro, in the town of Boksburg.  The hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Gauteng.  Tambo Memorial Hospital has 540 functional beds. Its catchment population is approximately 1,2 million and covers Boksburg, Benoni, Kempton Park, part of Germiston and surrounding informal settlements.
 

Involvement
Pastoral care is provided by a coordinator and a group of volunteers.   All volunteers must undergo a 3-day accredited training programme in Pastoral Care for the Sick.
 

Coordinator
Ammelda van Staden
ammelda@icloud.com
078 707 1804

Tshwane District Hospital

Location
Pretoria, Gauteng 
 

Summary
There are 200 beds available in this district hospital.  Patients stay an average of three days and approximately 24 000 patients are admitted during a year. 
 

Involvement
HospiVision offers, pastoral care for patients, family and staff, as well as prayer meetings in certain wards and Sunday chapel services. The team consists of the coordinator and 2 other permanent staff members and ± 25 volunteers. For new volunteers, a Basic Pastoral Care for the Sick workshop is held ± 3 times a year, which is an introduction to pastoral care work in a hospital environment. New volunteers are encouraged to attend one of these workshops.   Regular volunteers have the opportunity to attend ongoing training and fellowship meetings, every Tuesday morning followed by ward visits.  Johnny Erasmus, the Tshwane District Hospital Coordinator, does the screening interviews for every volunteer who joins the HospiVision team.
 

Coordinator
Johnny Erasmus
johnny@hospivision.org.za
012 329 9492 option 2

Tshwane Rehabilitation Hospital
 

Location
Pretoria, Gauteng
 

Summary
Tshwane Rehabilitation Hospital (TRH) is a 79-bed hospital that focuses on physical rehabilitation services for adults and children from Gauteng and neighbouring provinces.  It offers comprehensive rehabilitative services to persons admitted with physical disabilities following stabilization of their acute medical status. TRH offers a highly skilled nursing care facility that includes resident doctors, physiotherapists, psychologist, speech therapists, audiologists, occupational therapists, dieticians, social workers and a sexologist. Outcome based rehabilitation is practiced with the ultimate goal for the patient to be re-integrated back to their home, community and work environment.
 

Involvement
A group of specially trained volunteers provide pastoral care and spiritual support to patients and staff.
 

Coordinator
Johnny Erasmus
johnny@hospivision.org.za
012 329 9492 option 2

Tygerberg Hospital
 

Location
Parow, Western Cape

Summary
Tygerberg Hospital is the largest hospital in the Western Cape and the second largest in South Africa, with 1 384 beds.  This incorporates the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital (319 beds).  It is also a teaching hospital in conjunction with the University of Stellenbosch’s Health Science Faculty.

Involvement
HospiVision offers pastoral care for patients, family and staff, as well as Sunday chapel services. The team consists of four permanent pastoral counsellors, an auxiliary pastoral worker, ±  5 volunteers and a number of church congregation groups. For new volunteers, a Basic Pastoral Care for the Sick workshop is held ± 3 times a year, which is an introduction to pastoral care work in a hospital environment. New volunteers are encouraged to attend one of these workshops. Regular volunteers have the opportunity to attend ongoing training and fellowship meetings, every Wednesday morning followed by ward visits. Dr André de la Porte, CEO HospiVision, does the screening interviews for every volunteer who joins the HospiVision team. Mrs Wanda de Jager is the coordinator for the hospital and the region. The HospiVision offices at Tygerberg Hospital also functions as regional office for the Western Cape.

C
oordinator
Wanda de Jager
wanda@hospivision.org.za
021 931 0311