Holy Cross Home (Frail Care Centre) came into being in 1984 with the closure of Holy Cross Nursing Home (Maternity Hospital). The idea among other things came as a response to the need for an old age home for the retired, sick Holy Cross Sisters.
However from the onset Holy Cross Home has been a home to many lay elderly and sick people. It was registered as an old age home for 64 white persons in 1985.
Alongside this service was a training programme for Pupil Nursing Auxiliaries a service that gave foundation and provided opportunities/stepping stones for many young black women in the health profession.
Unfortunately due to staffing and financial constraints this service was discontinued in 1995.
In 1994 the Home changed its admission policy, and opened its doors to all those who were in need of their service irrespective of colour, culture and religious beliefs.
It also changed from being an old age home and became a Frail Care Centre. Today the home has 84 frail and elderly residents who require 24 hour nursing care.
Thank you to the Dis-Chem Foundation for donating R 100 000 towards beds and ensuring that the residents of Holy Cross are comfortable. Listen to Dis-Chem Foundation's Penny Stein making the donation to Sister Bede, the Matron at the Holy Cross Home, during the John Robbie Show below:
To help the good work of the Holy Cross Home continue, please donate by calling Sister Bede at 012 379 6061/2