Centre for Palliative Learning

At St. Luke’s Combined Hospices, we offer comprehensive palliative care throughout the life course, whether you are a staff member or an interest external party. Through our Centre for Palliative Learning, we offer quality public education with a view to creating a critical mass of Palliative Care practitioners aimed at ensuring equitable access to palliative care for both communicable and non-communicable diseases. We believe that a good balance of interventions through this approach is bound to facilitate the strengthening of primary health care services, through clinics, in communities as well as in the homes of patients. By bringing the delivery of quality service in closer alignment to training and human capacity development through structured courses in palliative care.

The work of our CPL is currently being reconstructed. Please look out for periodic updates here or contact the Office of the CEO on: Alicia Soiomons (falicias@stiukes.co.za) or Ronita Mahilall (ronitam@stlukes.co.za) for more updates.

More about our
training opportunities

We offer palliative care courses intended to equip interdisciplinary teams with the requisite skills, knowledge and competencies in managing patients with life-threatening illnesses and their families, with a view to improving their quality of life.

All courses offered in collaboration with HPCA.

Hospice Basic Course for Volunteers
(Cost: R1 000.00)

For those who wish to volunteer their time to work with patients and families. Also available to lay people who wish to learn more about this field of care.

Bereavement Support Training
(Cost: R5 500.00)

This is a five-day certificate course in Bereavement Supportive Care.

Introduction to Palliative Care Course for Professionals
(Cost: R5 500.00)

A five day Interdisciplinary Teams’ course for Health Care Professionals from all clinical settings (Nurses, doctors, social workers, counsellors, psychologists, physiotherapists, OTs etc.)

Introduction to Palliative Care Course for Community/Home Based Care Givers
(Cost: R1 800.00)

One-year Certificate Course. Day Release – Certificate Course in Palliative Nursing for Professional and Enrolled Nurses.

The CPPN Course is offered on a day release per week, from January through September.

This course equips nurses with a set of competencies required to provide quality palliative care services and education at all levels and settings of care. Patient care is improved through expanded palliative nursing knowledge, skills and performance.

How to register for
a workshop

People wishing to register for any of our courses:

Inquiries about registering on the courses can be sent to training@stlukes.co.za

Application forms will be sent out for completion by applicants.

When completed application forms are received and proof of payment for a suitable course is received — final course information is sent to participants

Contact team

+27 (0)21 797 5335


Office Hours:

08h00 to 16h00