IOL, Business Report and Weekend Argus – Hospice Week: ‘Caring for persons living with a life-threatening illness

To support members in gaining their accreditation, the APCC established a mentorship programme. The mentors (who are also members) take other members through the policies, procedures, and protocols necessary to gain Level 1 accreditation.

“They then guide them through the other four levels. In 2023 and early 2024, 14 members managed to increase their star level by an additional star,” said Skowronska.

Hillary Grey, CEO of Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice, said it is very critical that hospices meet the standards and be registered so they can get support, such as mentoring.