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Health Care at Iziko Lobomi
A team of dedicated women keeps a caring eye on adult men and woman not able to care for themselves but not sick enough to be hospitalised. Facilities have been provided at Iziko Lobomi to accommodate approximately ten adults to act as an in-house respite centre. An insulated container was donated by Omnipless for use as one of the rooms which can sleep two persons. A loose standing toilet facility to this container was installed from funds donated by the Valley Church.
Regular information sessions are arranged with local health authorities to inform the community on issues such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malnutrition, sexuality and related diseases, etc. etc.
Pregnant woman are assisted during their time of pregnancy with appropriate training and advice. Contact is continued after delivery ensuring mothers are comfortable in caring for their newborn babies.
In 2006 at Iziko Lobomi's centenary celebrations, the HBCCA's Chairperson Lesley McCall, expressed the management committee's desire to expand the current respite facilities. The seed was sown and 12 months later the HBCCA was approached by Mr Gerry Wood who was looking to invest in a project in memory of his wife Pat, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack a couple of months earlier. The need for more care rooms was mentioned to him and it was agreed that three additional care rooms would be built at Iziko Lobomi as a memorial to his wife.
Eighteen months later and with the generous help of three other organisations (Australia AIDS South Africa Inc., Hout Bay Lions Club and Valley Church - Hout Bay) the three rooms were officially opened on the 7th February 2009. Patients are cared for by a local home based care worker organisation in conjunction with Marion Franke. These workers ensure that the patients get the necessary medication and medical treatment at the local clinics. Food is provided by the Iziko Lobomi kitchen.
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HOUT BAY CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Hout Bay, Cape Town