St Lukes Hospice

St Lukes Hospice provides care to people with terminal illness who are approaching the end of their lives. The staff body consists of professionals and volunteers who are able to identify and assess each patient’s needs, seeing to the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of its patients and their families. Situated in Kenilworth in Cape Town, the hospice opened its doors in 1980, initiated by Cecily Saunders.
To date, Metrofile has invested in the terminally ill community by contributing R9871 to the hospice, assisting 14 beneficiaries per month.
The hospice has grown tremendously, operating in 12 community hospices spread throughout Cape Town, with a staff compliment of 200. 650 people enrolled as volunteers which is a pleasing community investment to the 800 patients that are cared for daily.
The hospice has 2 wards – one based in Kenilworth and the other in Mitchell’s Plain.
The St Luke’s Hospice service is available 24 hours a day. A Community Sister is available from 08H30 – 16h30 Monday to Friday and a telephonic advisory service is available from 16h30 to 08h30 weekdays. On weekends the service is available 24 hours telephonically.
We care for patients without a cost to patients and our service costs more than R20 million per year. Funds are raised from the general public, big corporates and a small percentage is given to us by the State, towards Home Based Care and the ward in Mitchell’s Plain.
The HIV/Aids virus and cancer are amongst the top terminal illnesses in South Africa and this is prevalent at St Luke’s Hospice, with 40% of patients having the HIV/Aids and 60% of patients with terminal cancer.


Tel: (021) 797 5335

Private Bag X4
Cape Town
South Africa