Eurolab donated R50 000 to Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services in Alberton, Ekurhuleni, to help expand the centre’s in-patient unit (IPU) care facility.
Stepping Stone Hospice provides high-quality specialist care to people in the greater Alberton area, most of whom are cancer patients whose conditions no longer respond to curative treatment. These patients are cared for by specially trained nurses, care workers and counsellors.
Tersia Burger, CEO of Stepping Stone Hospice, says that their fundraising efforts have been geared towards extending the IPU to allow for more patients to receive necessary medical, physical, social and emotional support.
“Most people choose to receive hospice care in their homes. However, when pain cannot be managed in the home, patients can choose to receive care in our in-patient hospice unit,” says Burger. “We are extremely grateful to Eurolab for its support of our project, which will benefit the quality of life for our patients. We share a common ethos with Eurolab in that our patients are our main focus, so every donation we receive helps keep our doors open.”