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MEET THE PRACTITIONERS

DR CAMERON BRUCE

General Practitioner
MBChB UCT 1997
LMCC Canada 2002
PG Dip Pall Med UCT 2007 (Post Grad diplomas  diploma in Palliative Care)

Area of Speciality
  • General Practitioner with an interest in Geriatric Care and Palliative
  • Coordinated teamwork to take care of vulnerable patients at home
Experience
After completing university degree at UCT and internship at Victoria Hospital, Cameron did community service at False Bay Hospital in 1999.
He worked as a GP in rural areas of Eastern Canada from 2000-2004 and then returned to Cape Town to be in GP practice from 2005-2010 at Brampton Surgery in Claremont, Cape Town. Dr Bruce completed the UCT Palliative Care diploma 2006-2007 and increased his home visit palliative work as the years went by. Cameron founded Chariot Health in 2010 as a home-visit service focusing on geriatrics and palliative work. Chariot Health has grown steadily over the years to its current capacity in providing coordinated care to patients across the Cape Peninsula and up the West Coast.

‘I have a passionate relationship with music and have been a singer-songwriter-guitarist since the late eighties. I enjoy writing songs and playing in a band with my daughter and other talented musicians.
I have also had a passion for windsurfing since my childhood and have competed at the sports highest levels but now just enjoy being out in the wind and the waves.’

DR DANIELLE KLEMP

General Practitioner
MBChB UCT 1999
Dip HIV Management 2006
Dip Palliative Medicine UCT 2016
Certification in Mindfulness Based Interventions SU 2015
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer Facilitator Training 2018

Area of Speciality
  • General Practitioner with an interest Palliative care and Mindfulness Based Interventions
Experience
Dr Klemp has run Palliative care home visit private practice since 2016, and provides relief work at Living Hope and St Luke’s Hospice. She spent many years as a GP, in HIV and ARV clinical care and research, was very active in community and public health work in general medicine, paediatrics, psychiatry and women’s health prior to focus on palliative care.

‘I love to live my life connected to what lifts my heart and turning towards what is difficult when that presents itself.’

DR JOEL OLIVIER

General Practitioner

Area of Speciality
  • Dr Joel is a General Practitioner in the Constantia area.
Experience

 Dr Joel is a dedicated family man practicing from his home on Doordrift road.

He has devoted more than 20 years to general medical practice and building a report with his patients.

His interests are geriatric health; chronic disease management such as diabetes, hypertension; preventative health; mood disorders especially depression and anxiety; homebased frail and palliative care.

Dr Joel and his wife have adopted three amazing boys who may have logistically derailed their lives but brought enormous amounts of joy. There are also 6 dogs and 2 rabbits. Dr. Joel also enjoys reading – mostly sci-fi – and cinema – also mostly sci-fi.

Dr Joel can assist with home visits for frail, elderly or very ill patients that are unable to travel.

Looking forward to the pleasure of meeting you.

DR WILLIAM BOSCH

General Practitioner
MB.,ChB.(Stell),
CBA.(Potch),
PG Cert Pall Med.(Stell)
Ass Member PALPRAC

Area of Speciality
Experience
Qualified at Stellenbosch Medical School, served a rural community as GP, District Surgeon and Hospital Superintendent for many years. Enjoyed lecturing at Free-State Medical School, before spending 10 years in the UK, as NHS trauma- and Bupa Wellness physician. After returning to South Africa the certificate in Palliative Medicine was completed at Stellenbosch Medical School, joining Chariot Health at the beginning of 2021. Currently serving the Northern Suburbs with Palliative Care, Pain relief and General Medical care.

‘My passion is my calling as doctor, being somewhat of a workaholic, while enjoying time with my 4 sons, their families and 7 grandchildren.

DASHINI MOODLEY

Physiotherapist
BSc (Physiology and Psychology) Univ Durban-Westville 1995
BSc (Physiotherapy) WITS 1998

Area of Speciality

Dashini has a special interest in neurological and elderly rehabilitation and Palliative Care. She has completed intensive Bobath training at both Basic and Advanced levels . She has worked extensively within the Geriatric community, looking at Falls Assessment, Prevention and Balance   Re-education (Otago) as well as Orthopedic Rehabilitation. Dashini is deeply passionate about the optimisation of function and quality of life of palliative patients.

Experience
After briefly working in private practice she left SA to work as a locum physiotherapist in the United Kingdom. She gained her vast knowledge and skill in the fields of neurology and rehabilitation having worked on hospital wards, community stroke teams and in outpatient departments.

In 2004 she joined a leading NHS trust as a Senior Physiotherapist, coordinating two physiotherapy rehabilitative services which provided assessment, diagnosis and treatment to clients with complex needs in community settings (home, step down facilities and residential homes). She developed these services over the next 8 years and cemented her position as Band 7 Physiotherapist –Specialist in Intermediate Care. Her work necessitated collaborating closely with other disciplines, family and careers and has allowed her to develop specialised clinical and communication skills.

Dashini returned to SA in 2011 and settled in Cape Town. Her firm belief in the need for functional rehabilitation and palliation in ones own environment and the importance of individualised management led to the establishment of Physio@home, an ideal platform for efficient, accessible, convenient and cost effective physiotherapy care.

‘I am a busy Mum to 2 children (ages 9 and 14), enjoy walking in my free time, I love travel, food and film and have a passion for fashion and interior design.’

ALISON MAIN

Community Nursing Sister
Carinus Nursing College Diploma in Nursing ( General, Psychiatric, Community ) and Midwifery
1992-1995 Cum Laude
Short Course in Palliative Care at St Luke’s Hospice 2015 – Cum Laude

Area of Speciality
  • Intensive Care
  • Palliative Care/ Geriatric care and community nursing.
Experience
Alison worked in an Intensive Care Unit for 19 years at a private hospital and has been working at Chariot Health for 3 ½ years in palliative and geriatric care.

‘I have 2 grown up children who I love spending time with. I enjoy cooking and entertaining and being with family and friends. I always have a knitting or crocheting project on the go as I find using my hands very therapeutic. I am passionate about long distance running and have completed 5 Two Oceans Ultra Marathons and 2 Comrades Marathons.’

CATHERINE COLMAN

Registered Nursing Sister
Greys Hospital, Pietermaritzburg 1984-1987
Dip. Couns. (SACAP ) 2011

Area of Speciality
  • Grief and loss counselling
  • Individual, couple, addiction, grief, trauma and general counselling
  • General nursing
Experience
Catherine has been counselling both in private practice and as a volunteer at an NGO for several years. Her experience as a nurse has been an invaluable asset and feels that it is a privilege to help patients at their most vulnerable.

‘I’m married with 2 daughters and 2 fur babies. My simple pleasures are hiking, the outdoors, gardening and photography

JULIE MORGAN

General Practitioner
Carinus and Sharley Cribb Nursing Colleges – Diploma in Nursing (General and Midwifery) – 1975-1978
Short Course in Palliative Care at St Luke’s Hospice 2021

Area of Speciality
  • Palliative Care/ Geriatric care

Experience

After qualifying I ran the Clinic for the Department of Mines in Port Nolloth and did district in the Richtersveld and surrounds for nearly 3 years. After getting married, we moved to Cape Town where I worked a various Private Hospitals in between having and bringing up our two children.

For the last 10½ years I worked at a Retirement Village in Pinelands, where my love of older people really developed.

NOREEN GRISPOS

Community Nursing Sister
State Registered Nurse (Mid) Greys Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, 1984

Area of Speciality

Dementia Care

Experience
Noreen has worked with the elderly for 14 years, mainly been involved with organising and overseeing home-based care, as well as in an advisory capacity surrounding retirement/frail care options. She is now a valuable member of the Chariot Health team.

‘I really enjoy hiking where I often get a chance to feed my other passion, which is photography.’