85 Villiers Drive, Clarendon, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 jph@gracenet.co.za 033 345 6710


Hi All,

Well, we are well into 2016 and trust that you all had a good New Year.

We were sad to hear that Mrs Jean Acker (the late Andrew Acker’s mum) passed away on the

30 December 2015 at the age of 95. Her son, Brian Acker, said that his Mum had devoted her life to her family and worked tirelessly for charities and, especially, those catering for the mentally challenged children. Our condolences go to the Acker family.


We would like to thank Elwyn Schenk for donating pies and ice cream for all the Residents and Staff on New Year’s Day.

We have had some serious sewerage blockages that even our normal plumber could not clear. So we had to call out a company who specializes in high pressure jet clearing. Also the pool cottage’s septic tank had to be emptied. The problem here is that the truck could not get close enough to clear it out so we had to get permission from TWC to allow the truck to go on the field next to the cottage.


The monthly Birthday party was held this month for Letho (15) and Michelle (40). Thank you to Michelle’s mother for bringing a cake for the Sunrise Residents. Thank you to Parklane Superspar for the donation of the monthly cake.

The Residents had a braai by the pool over the New Year weekend. This was thanks to money collected at the braai after the Nativity Play. We would like to thank those parents/guardians who contributed to this. The Resident thoroughly enjoyed it.

Dr Kirkby held his weekly clinic. Two Residents went to Mr Schiffler for foot and nail treatment.

One Resident was taken to hospital by ambulance because she was very lethargic, cold, clammy and not responding. She was discharged two days later. Dr Kirkby adjusted her medication.

Six weekly haircuts were done.

Residents were taken out for drives, treats, movies, lunch and ice cream. When the weather was hot, the residents enjoyed swimming in the pool.


Time sheets were introduced on 1 January for all the JPH staff.

Karin returned from leave on the 18th January. Daphne and Milly relieved for her. Wendy went on leave for a week. Mari relieved for her. Mari took unpaid leave for 5 days.

Sanelisiwe, who went on maternity leave on 1 January, had a healthy 3.7kgs boy on 7 January.

Patricia, who came back to work in December after being off for 2 months due to ill health, has gone off sick again. Her doctor wanted to medically board her but has asked that she be allowed to do light duties. Feedem Pitseng are in consultation with her with this regards. In the meantime Nancy will be starting on 1 February under a temporary fixed term contract to help out with the shortage of staff until we know the outcome of Patricia.


Take Care

Anne & Karin

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