Sr Grobbie Grobler


1. What is your name?

Grobbie Grobler

2. Which hospice do you work for?

Brits-Hartbeespoort Hospice

3. What do you do there?

Patient care

4. How long have you been there?

22 years


1. Why did you decide to focus on palliative care?

My passion is to have a holistic approach to looking after my patients.

2. What gives you the greatest fulfilment?

The thankfulness of people and the grace from God.

3. What do you find the most challenging?

Medication is a challenge, working as a team with carers and grey areas.

4. What do you think people find the most challenging about a life-threatening diagnosis?

The unknown, not knowing if they will recover or their prognosis is dire.

5. What do you think that you personally bring to your job that reflects who you are as a person?

Honesty and integrity

6. How do you take care of your own health and balance?

Prayer and a healthy diet.

7. What is your advice to anyone else wishing to join your profession?

You have to be born for the job; it takes a lot of hard work and compassion.

8. What is your advice to anyone given a life-threatening diagnosis?

Just take it one day at a time and live the day to the fullest.

9. What is your advice to the loved ones of anyone who is given a life-threatening diagnosis?

Remember it is your loved one

10. How do your loved ones feel about the work that you do?

They are proud for the care I am giving and are very supportive.

11. What do you like the most about the hospice that you work with?

The staff are loyal and we are a happy family at Brits-Hartbeespoort Hospice. We keep our humour and stay positive.

12. Do you have a “motto” that you tend to live by that you would like to share?

Grateful for the grace of God and the opportunity to share your knowledge and years of experience