Offering a service of comprehensive care & support

St Francis Hospice relies heavily on volunteers for assistance in many areas. The success of Hospice can be attributed to the hard work of many dedicated men and woman who, over the years, have generously offered their time and expertise to the cause.


St Francis Hospice is dedicated to improving the quality of life of patients with life threatening illnesses. Through love, care and professional medical support we provide a program of palliative care which encompasses the holistic care of patients whose disease is no longer responsive to curative treatment.

Support also extends to the household members of those afflicted.

Providing a service of care and support, St Francis Hospice is available to the communities of the Nelson Mandela Metropole and Kouga areas.

No charge is directly levied for the care we offer, but we do encourage those who can afford it to make a contribution towards the costs which currently run to on average R1650 per patient, per month.

St Francis Hospice is a member of the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) and is committed to upholding the national standards of the Association. 

“You matter because you are.  You matter until the very last moment of your life, and we will do all we can – not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.”  Dame Cecily Saunders – Founder of the Modern Hospice Movement