Fuel for Visits!

Fuel for Visits!

Campaign by Nelspruit Hospice - Nelspruit, South Africa
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Goal is $500
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About this Campaign

During the past year, faced with COVID-19, it became increasingly difficult to raise funds to deliver our services. We thank our loyal donors and supporters who helped us to continue - without your help, we could not do so!
Our two palliative care trained professional nurses visit patients at home to assess their needs and draft an individual care plan per patient. During this year we have managed to perform 1154 visits to 154 patients. The number of visits are planned in relation to the patient's condition - the more progressive the disease, the more visits are performed. We visit patients in a radius of 30km in Nelspruit - it includes the township areas of KaMagugu and KaNyamazane.
We update the physician as the patients' condition changes and adjust treatment and visits according to their inputs; at times we collect blood and other specimens and transport it to the laboratory for testing. Patients on syringe drivers for pain and symptom control are visited once daily; sometimes more often if the rate needs to be adjusted to render effective control of pain and symptoms.
Please continue to help us care for patients at their homes!

Use of Funds

We use the funds to fill our two vehicles, a Toyota Etios sedan and a Hilux Bakkie, with fuel to visit our patients at home. We recently had a huge fuel price increase and this was not budgeted for. If we don't get additional donations for fuel, we may have to reduce the number of patient visits.