Sign up to become a Member

PatchSA welcomes any families, caregivers and child-caring professionals including paediatricians, GPs, nurses, social workers, allied health practitioners, psychologists, counsellors, teachers and clergy to join us.

Choose from our Membership packages:

Members benefit from a 10% reduced fee when attending PatchSA workshops/seminars. They also have the following benefits:

  • The right to vote for new Board members after one full year of membership;
  • The right to stand for Board membership or to nominate a Board member after three full years of membership;
  • The opportunity to participate in PatchSA subgroups;
  • Access to expertise and discussion groups;
  • Receive our monthly newsletters, with information about upcoming events across SA;
  • Share experiences and practical tips with other families in similar situations;
  • Locate regionally-based, professional support through a national database of service providers;
  • Be informed of regional seminars and workshops;
  • Be part of an organisation that advocates for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

Family and Caregiver Membership

Free to Join

Parents or other family members /caregivers of a child or young person who might not reach adulthood, can join PatchSA and help promote the cause of children’s palliative care in South Africa. This membership is also open to any palliative care recipient 13 years or older.

Benefits of Family Membership include:

  • The right to vote for a Board member after one full year of membership
  • The right to stand for the Board after 3 years  membership
  • The right to nominate a Board member after 3 years membership
  • Regular newsletters
  • opportunity to participate in PatchSA subgroups
  • Opportunities to apply for any PatchSA bursaries or learning opportunities that may arise
  • Access to family discussion and support groups

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Community Member

R100 Fee

A community member can be anyone who is committed to promoting the understanding and awareness of children’s palliative care in South Africa. This includes hospice volunteers, community caregivers, students, pensioners – anyone who is interested and wishes to get involved.

Community members benefit from everything in the Family and Caregiver Memberships PLUS:

  • 10% fee reduction when attending PatchSA workshops or seminars;
  • The opportunity to increase your understanding through attending workshops and talks
  • Meeting a network of like-minded individuals
  • Promoting the cause of children’s palliative care in South Africa

 

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Healthcare Professional Membership

Doctors & Specialists: R300 Annual Fee

All other healthcare professionals: R200 Annual Fee

Healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, allied therapists) benefit from Community Memberships PLUS:

  • 10% reduction on any PatchSA workshops and seminars
  • Information and resources relating to children’s palliative care
  • Newsletters and briefings
  • Regular updates on upcoming palliative care events worldwide but especially in South Africa
  • Access to professional discussion groups on topics related to children’s palliative care
  • Networking with a wide range of other professionals in SA

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