A place where meaning can be found

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Magdalene Booi (caregiver), Hanneke Lubbe (manager), Melinda van Rensburg (nurse), Arselia Phohledi (caregiver). PHOTO: Supplied

Words matter. This is the overall message that Hospice Bloemfontein is getting across with its new inspirational quotes wall in its in-patient unit.

According to General Manager, Hanneke Lubbe, the quotes are some well-known sayings from people who work in hospice care or those who have worked there in the past.

They reflect on their work and how people’s quality of life is important to them. “Small things matter, and we focus on words, conversations, small acts of kindness, and legacies of those who are ill, to leave behind for their loved ones staying behind. And although the ward with our hospice rooms is a place where there is a lot of emotions, sadness, loss, and saying goodbyes, it is also a place where there is comfort, support, and where meaning can be found.”

Bonolo Moloi
bonolo@centralmediagroup.co.za