Holistic Care

People who are very sick have many concerns.

How can I cope with my pain?

Who will feed and care for my children?

How long do I have?

What will my dying be like?

 

Ndi Moyo seeks to improve and affirm the quality of life for our patients and their families by according them dignity and understanding, by providing proper pain relief and medical care and by assisting through practical solutions. Our patients often live longer, healthier lives because of our care. When our patients die we continue to support their families into bereavement. This broad holistic provision of care for the chronically ill and the dying is known as palliative care. We are a centre of excellence in the provision of palliative care in Africa.

Palliative care is

an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual

World Health Organisation (2009).