It is a part of Caritas Swaziland’s HIV and AIDS Program, serving as an hospice facility. In this regard the center serves as a half way between hospital and home for those in need because of the terminally ill, HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS related illnesses, regardless of their faith.
Our main objective is to alleviate the physical, psycho-social and spiritual suffering of the terminally ill, through the provision of a quiet environment, palliative care, nutritional advice, counseling and companionship. The holistic care, comfort and user-friendly services are provided by a small group, including the Program Manager, palliative care nursing staff and gardener, who work closely with the caregivers and the housekeeper. Hope House provides a counseling service for patients and their carers, and a training of caregivers on how to support the person with a terminal illness on discharge.
The Center comprises 25 self-contained and furnished units, including a kitchenette, toilet and shower. Each unit can accommodate 2 people, the patient and his/her carer such as a friend or relative. We also have a children’s unit who work in collaboration with the Rocking Horse project; a physiotherapy unit with a part-time physiotherapist and a part-time medical doctor to assist our patients.