Admissions Policy

Once you have read through the information below, and if you need to make contact, please call Sister Joy Hardcastle.  She will resolve any queries or questions and facilitate the admissions for you.  Please note the office hours, and if you need to you may use admissions@hospice.co.za after hours.

The indemnity and consent for admission to the programme forms must be signed by the patient (or family member / significant other if unable to do so) and witnessed.
Only patients residing in the listed areas are eligible to come onto the programme.
Patients out of the areas of service cannot be accepted on the Highway Hospice programme. In the event of an out of area patient seeking admission it has to be strictly a doctor-to-doctor referral. Advice on symptom management will be given to the patients’ doctor by the hospice doctor but our Home care professional nurse will make no visits.
PATIENT ADMISSION HOURS:
Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm
SCREENING AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTS REQUIRED
  1. For HIV patients a CD4 Count is required unless the patient is clinically terminally ill.
  2. A patient suspected of having active untreated TB is required to have a recent sputum result from the clinic.
  3. Patients with cancer require a referral letter from the oncologist.
  4. Patients with renal failure require a recent creatinin level.
  5. Other diseases require a referral letter from the doctor who determines the prognosis of the patient.
  6. Recent INR Results.
AREAS OF SERVICE FOR HIGHWAY HOSPICE HOMECARE 
(FOR ADMISSION TO OUR UNIT WE DO TAKE REFERRALS FROM HOSPICES IN OTHER AREAS IF WE HAVE A BED AVAILABLE)
AUSTERVILLE
AVOCA
BEACH – NORTH / SOUTH
BEREA
BONELLA
BLUFF
BOTHAS HILL
CATO MANOR–( CATO CREST/DUNBAR/NSIMBINI )
CITY
CHESTERVILLE
CLARE ESTATE
COWIES HILL
DURBAN NORTH
EFFINGHAM HEIGHTS
GILLITTS
GLENWOOD
GREENWOOD PARK
HILLCREST
INANDA
KLOOF
LAMONTVILLE
LA LUCIA
LINDELANI
MALVERN
MANOR GARDENS
MAYVILLE
MONTCLAIR
MORNINGSIDE
MOUNT EDGECOMBE
NEWLANDS EAST/WEST
NEW GERMANY
NTUZUMA
OVERPORT
PARLOCK
PHOENIX
PINIETOWN
QUEENSBURGH
REDHILL
RESERVOIR HILLS
SARNIA
SEA COW LAKE
SEAVIEW
SYDENHAM
UMBILO
UMHLANGA ROCKS
UMLAZI
WATERFALLS
WENTWORTH
WESTVILLE
WYEBANK
YELLOWWOOD PARK