Hospital Ministry

Care delivery to vulnerable people

People in need, especially those in hospital, are mostly very vulnerable. People who are at a vulnerable stage in their lives, such as being in hospital, are primarily in need of care. The spirit and heart of the gospel are respect for people (and the whole of creation). Pastoral care thus takes respect for others seriously and wants us to be supportive of the whole person in all his or her needs.

We do not visit the hospital to satisfy any need to be informed about the latest sensational news or to satisfy our curiosity about others’ suffering. But often, when people stop at vehicle accidents or stream to scenes of fire and other traumatic situations, it is to satisfy their own needs.

For us, however, our action of service to a person in need is our main witnessing tool. By caring, we show the love of Christ. But it is important that our hospital careworkers understand that we do not visit patients to evangelise them.

People with a strong need (calling) to focus on evangelising are encouraged to become part of one of the many evangelising teams available. Surely, we will also get opportunities in the hospital to share the gospel, but then it will be because patients indicate that that is what they need, rather than because we have set that as a goal.

Frederik B O Nel

What do we do?

Hospi-Care (Touching lives)

Spiritual and emotional support, care and counselling to patients,their families and caregivers. Trauma support and counselling. Employee assistance programmes. Hospi-Kids: care and support to sick, orphaned and vulnerable children, in particular those infected or affected by HIV & AIDS in the family and/or living with a life-threatening illness (e.g. cancer). Counselling centre: trauma counselling, bereavement support and professional health care related counselling services.

Hospi-Help (Giving hope)

Physical and nutritional support. Skills training and socioeconomic development programmes for people living with HIV and AIDS, chronic illness and disability. Community support and engagement. Volunteer recruitment, selection, training and mentoring. Accredited training for volunteer and professional caregivers, companies, as well as community and faith based leaders. Marketing, communication and resource mobilization.

Research and development:

Our programmes are based on an innovative and multi-disciplinary research programme on spirituality and health care.


We render services in 8 government hospitals to 85% previously disadvantaged population groups. We invite you to partner with us to improve the quality of life of people living with a disease.

The Company
HospiVision is a Non-Profit Company (NPC 99 12761-08 / NPO 071-706) Christian Faith-Based Organisation (FBO) established in 1997 to provide psycho-social and spiritual care, counseling and training, as well as physical support in the health care environment. HospiVision is a section 18(A) Public Benefit Organisation with tax exemption (RG/0042/09/05) and complies with Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) criteria.

Touching lives. Giving hope. HospiVision touches the lives of sick people and those around them and gives them hope through counseling, spiritual care and physical support.

HospiVision facilitates the establishment of sustainable integrated support systems that reach out to and are in service of the sick, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged, their families and those who care for them.

Registrations and Achievements:

  • Non-Profit Company (NPC 99 12761/08)
  • SARS Article 18(A) Public Benefit Organisation with tax exemption (RG/0042/09/05)
  • Non-Profit Organization (NPO 071-706)
  • BBBEE Level 4 contributor
  • First faith-based organisation to be accredited at the National Department of Health as HIV and Aids Lay Counselling Organisation
  • SAQA alignment and accreditation of our training
  • Nominated for the Bill Gates Award for Global Health (2007)
  • Participated in a presentation at the 53rd United Nations Convention on the Status of Women (2009)

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