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

April 2017 Newsletter

Hi All,

The temperature in Pietermaritzburg has suddenly gone from +30 degrees to an average of 24 degrees during the day and at night 9 degrees. Winter is on its way!!!

Due to new procedures being introduced to help eliminate cross contamination, the towels and face clothes are being washed on a more regular basis and are starting to look tatty. Sr Karin asked if all the parents/guardians could please purchase 2 x towels and 2 x face cloths for their child as soon as possible. Thank you.

Due to a poor response the braai scheduled for the 27 April had to be cancelled. Natasha will look at holding one when the weather warms up again and she has time to investigate a suitable venue. Due to her being on night shift it didn’t leave her enough time to organise it.

Natasha is wanting to hold a fete in the near future. She asked if you have anything you feel will be suitable to sell at the fete e.g. white elephant, books etc. please drop off at the Home.

Thank you to all those parents and friends of JPH for donating Easter eggs and Hot Cross buns. The Residents had a very enjoyable Easter egg hunt with clues and Easter bunny foot prints to help them.


The CCTV cameras have been installed and are up and running. All that needs to be done is for the recorder and screen to be moved to a more permanent position.

Fire Alert are currently installing the new smoke detectors.

Over the Easter weekend the Home was without electricity for over 48 hours and water for a day. Some of the flu vaccines that were in the fridge had to be discarded.

The DSTV was not working due to the monkeys swinging on the dish and moving the LNB.

The pool has two cracks in the fibreglass. This will have to be fixed as soon as possible.


The monthly Birthday party was held for Warren (38), Sbusiso (18) and Yvette (33). Parklane Superspar kindly donated the monthly Birthday cake. Warren’s family brought cake and chips for all the Residents for his birthday. Sbu’s granny brought cake and cool drink for all the Residents and biscuits for all the staff. Yvette’s family sent money for her Birthday.

Dr Kirkby saw and treated residents at his weekly clinic.


Janet went on leave and Natasha relieved her on night duty.

Daphne took a few days leave.

Karin attended an Indaba course/workshop on substance abuse at Albert Luthuli Hospital.


Take Care

Anne & Karin

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