Our Mission Statement
To promote quality in life, dignity in death and support in bereavement for all living with a life-threatening illness by supporting members and partner organisations.
About the association of palliative care centres (APCC)
The Association of Palliative Care Centres (APCC), formerly known as the Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) of South Africa, was founded in 1987 and is a registered Not-for-Profit Company (Reg. no. 1986/001887/08) in South Africa.
The APCC is an Association of accredited palliative care service providers, many of whom are known as hospices. All APCC members are accredited against the Standards for Palliative Healthcare Services that have been approved by the Council for Health Service Accreditation of South Africa (COHSASA) and the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua).
As the new name and logo depicts, palliative care is the physical, psychological, social and spiritual care provided by an inter-disciplinary team of experts to anyone with a life-threatening illness and their loved ones. Care is offered from the point of diagnosis and extends to bereavement support if needed. Over 90% of the care that APCC members provide is home-based with a focus on promoting quality of life.”
Patient care services
The APCC currently has 91 members providing palliative care services throughout South Africa. Care is provided by an Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT) that typically includes palliative care trained Medical Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers and Home-Based Carers.
Our impact in 2022
Find a hospice or palliative care centre
Click the green dot within your province on the map to find a hospice or palliative care centre near you.