Iris House Renovations

Iris House Children’s Hospice Renovations
House 1 Stikland North Admin Estate

Phase one – Respite Day Care and Sensory Room opened on the 14th of April 2015 – See full story here.



After a year of negotiations with the Health Department and Public Works, we are thrilled to announce that Iris House finally has a home to call our own. However we will  need to hold off on the celebrations for now, as there is much work to be done before we can claim to have the best Children’s Hospice in South Africa.

The concept of a Children’s Hospice is by no means a new one. Throughout the UK and Europe there are many examples of Children’s Hospice with exceptional standard of care and world class facilities.

Some examples are:

The renovation and building project is a journey we cannot walk alone, and to this end we are appealing to the public and our sponsors past and future to go through the categories below and find a room, item, service that you feel comfortable assisting us with. We have laid out our needs by area and service, to avoid duplication and waste.

Our FIRST order of business is to secure the property, which over the years has been severely vandalised. This will entail erecting a wall between the property and our Stikland neighbour plus a large gate to secure the driveway. We also need to either heighten the other 3 parameter walls either with additional pre cast slabs or by adding security spikes. All the windows need to be repaired and secured as they are broken and have no handles or locks. Finally we want to install a burglar alarm and appoint a security company with armed response. We are under no disillusions that once work starts at the house we will attract unwanted attention. We also HAVE to ensure our children and staff are SAFE at all times.

Should you wish to visit the property to view the repairs needed first hand please contact our office on 021 559 0800 or email us on  to book an appointment and a member of staff will gladly show you around.

We aim to have phase one of the renovations completed by April 2015 . Phase one being our day care and end of life care unit being fully operational as well as our Equine therapy, sensory garden and garden of remembrance.

Thank you so much for considering assisting Iris House Children’s Hospice. It is because of your support we can continue to provide FREE quality respite care to life limited and life threatened Special Needs Children in the Western Cape.

We are looking for people to donate  and or sponsor the following: (click on the links below to view the individual items needed per area)

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