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CANSA Care Homes

CANSA provides home-from-home accommodation to patients undergoing cancer treatment at oncology clinics far from their homes.

Guests at our CANSA Care Homes stay for an average of six weeks and receive meals and transport to and from treatment centres.*

There are currently 7 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas.

*A small once off or daily fee is charged and may be claimed from medical aid. (CANSA takes each patient’s financial status into consideration).

*note: some of our Care Homes are self catering…

Booking Your Stay

Please contact the CANSA Care Home nearest to your treatment centre, directly, to book your stay – click on the relevant province and then on the Care Home in the dropdown for contact details.


0800 22 6622


072 197 9305
English and Afrikaans (text only)


071 867 3530
isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho,
Setswana and Sepedi (text only)

Find A Care Home

CANSA Eikehof Care Home (Athlone) 021-689 5347 or 078 714 5124

(meals and free transport to treatment facilities provided)

CANSA Irma Bruschi Care Home (George) 044-874 4824 or 082 408 9237

(meals and free transport to treatment facilities provided)

CANSA Tygerberg Care Home (Cape Town) 021 569 0350 or 083 465 1944

(meals and free transport to treatment facilities provided)

Magda, cancer Survivor, stayed at one of CANSA’s Care Homes, for the six weeks she was undergoing radiotherapy.

She had a room overlooking the garden and made friends with two other ladies who were also staying over and receiving treatment.

Every day they were transported to the treatment centre.

Says Magda, “It’s wonderful here. The meals are just right when you’re not feeling so well. I don’t feel self-conscious. We’re all in the same boat.”

In-Kind Donations Appreciated

We truly appreciate in-kind donations – if you are spring cleaning, upgrading or downscaling, please remember your local CANSA Care Home and cancer patients.

Find in-kind donation request lists at the bottom of each Care Home post.

Tell Others About our Care Homes

CANSA is committed to connecting people facing cancer with information, day-to-day help as well as emotional support they need in the communities where they live.

Our aim is to ensure that cancer Survivors and their loved ones don’t have to face cancer alone; we’re here to support them through every step of their cancer journey.*

* The responsibility rests with patients to contact CANSA for assistance. CANSA is not informed of any diagnoses / of patients being treated at medical centres. Family need to obtain permission from patients, before CANSA may contact them. Read more…

Support Resources for cancer Survivors & Loved Ones

Cancer patients and loved ones are invited to join our FBK Support Group: CANSA Cancer Survivors – Champions of Hope or to join a support group by submitting the online form.

Find additional online resources for cancer Survivors (anyone who has heard the words ‘you have cancer’), caregivers or loved ones, and about coping with cancer.

Make an appointment for free CANSA Tele Counselling with a trained CANSA counsellor by submitting the online booking form.

This is a confidential, professional, cancer-related telephonic counselling service to cancer patients (adult / child / teen), caregivers and their families and parents or guardians of children living with cancer.

Counselling is available in seven languages (English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho, Setswana and Sepedi) and is free of charge.

Queries

For any other queries regarding this service, please contact Gavin Kester gkester@cansa.org.za for more information.

 0800 22 6622 Toll Free
 072 197 9305 English and Afrikaans (text only)
 071 867 3530 isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho, Setswana and Sepedi (text only)

 

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