ALPC is here to support you and information on the site is going to be the FIRST STEP
We are a hospital based palliative care organization that specialises in Organ Failure but due to need, have opened our arms to everyone needing our care.
We provide holistic care including medical,
psychosocial and spiritual support for the patient living with a terminal disease.
We are proud to announce that we have been in existence since 2009 and by 2023 have reached over 10 000 patients and their families. As palliative care does not discriminate we have specialized in Organ Failure but accept all referrals.
2024 is the year of Improvement and Integration into Victoria Hospital, with us moving towards our goal of having a 95% referral rate.
2024 UCT 3rd, 4th and 6th year students will use ALPC Center as a TEACHING SITE
Your donation will help us pay for nursing staff, administrative staff, assistive devices that the hospital cannot afford.
Palliative Care is about human dignity, compassion, caring and needs humans to provide this. Technology can NOT replace human touch.
Our mission is to provide patients and their families, with
comprehensive palliative care that enables them to live in abundance.
The Palliative Care Conversation is MORE COMPLEXED than an Operation
The Surgeon knows his planned operation, has a scrub sister, anaesthetist and equipment. He knows the Anatomy and what to expect with CT Scan and investigations. When he operates it's in Theater under lights with silence or music.
The Palliative Conversation is often unplanned, there is no nurse to accompany Dr, no second Dr to control things. Equipment is often not there, tissues, glass of water. The theater is not prepared, sometimes in a corridor very seldom sitting down in a quiet, private, area. Dr has almost no idea of the emotional anatomy of the multiple family members in the room. No investigations will tell us their response to what's going to be said.
DR CLINT CUPIDO