Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Diary of April 2008


Extensions to
Blessed Gérard's
Care Centre
in April 2008:

         
  7 14    
1 8 15    
2        
    17    
         
         

1 April 2008: Registered Professional Nurse Mirriam Makhoba starts her full time employment in the newly created home care programnme of our hospice. Mr Fred Norris, a trained carpenter, starts his full time employment as maintenance technician of our Care Centre and Mr Mthokozisi Xulu, who had been a volunteer caregiver at our hospice for almost three years already, sterts his full time employment as maintenance assistant.


2 April 2008: Our new Vice Principal of the Children's Home, Mr Victor Himunchul fetches some of our children from pre-primary school.


2 April 2008: Our new maintenance technician Fred Norris and his assistant Mthokozisi Xulu at work in our new workshop (former dining room of the Children's Home).

3 April 2008: Ms Eleanor Melrose of SAPPI visits us, to discuss a possible cooperation in the training of therapeutic counsellors for HAART and how SAPPI could possibly support us in future.

3 April 2008: Meeting of the Councils of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard and Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.

7 April 2008: Enrolled Nurse Dudu Mchunu starts her full time employment in the inpatient unit of our hospice. Enrolled Nurse Buhlebuyeza Mthethwa is transferred from the inpatient unit into the home care programme. Nursing Auxiliary Dorothy Wynne is transferred from the home care programme to the inpatient unit of our hospice.

7 April 2008: Marcelle Joubert from the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa visits us.

Notker Wolf
7 April 2008: The Abbot Primate of the Order of St. Benedict Notker Wolf OSB delivers the keynote speech at the annual reception of the Kinderhilfestiftung e.V. in Frankfurt / Germany, which responds through their decision to support our work: KINDERHILFESTIFTUNG e.V.

8. - 16 April 2008: Father Gérard gives a HAART Information Course to prepare AIDS-Patients, their relatives and supporters for antiretroviral treatment introducing Dr. Nzimande to the training, who will teach these courses in future.


10 April 2008: Parishioners from Ebnath in Germany, the home of Susanne Stauffer, found the "Missionskreis Mandeni" to support our work.

11. - 14 April 2008: Father Gérard teaches another caregivers' course introducing Sister Biyela, who will teach these courses in future.

14 April 2008: Our faithful long serving volunteer Nkanyiso Mlotshwa starts his full time employment with us as a Caregiver (and ambulance driver) in the home care programme of our hospice.

17 April 2008: Meeting of the Dedicated Members of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard.

25. - 27 April 2008: Conference and AGM of the Catholic Health Care Association of Southern Africa (CATHCA). Father Gérard represents the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard and is elected as a board member of CATHCA.

28 April 2008: A long lasting dream is fulfilled: We got a Social Worker! Miss Hlengiwe Dube starts her full time employment.

30 April - 17. Mai 2008: Father Gérard flies to Europe.


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