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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 DAVID CAMERON

General Practitioner
M.B.Ch.B. UCT 1973
M.Prax.Med (Family Medicine), Medunsa 1983
M Phil (Palliative Medicine) UCT 2002
Fellow of the College Family Physicians, SA, 2008
Advanced Certificate in Health Management, FPD, 2014

Area of Speciality
  • Family Medicine and Palliative Care
Experience

Dr Cameron is a Family Physician with >40 years of experience in clinical and academic primary care with special interests in medical education, palliative care, HIV/AIDS, programme evaluation and research. He is a former Associate Professor, Department Family Medicine, University of Pretoria. Dr Cameron currently provides palliative care to people with advanced illnesses along Cape Town’s West Coast from Milnerton to Melkbosstrand.

‘I have a passion for oil painting – mainly portraits’

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.’

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.’

FRANCES ELLIS

Physiotherapist
UCT Physiotherapy 1997

Area of Speciality
  • Pain management physiotherapy
Experience
Experience
In her hometown, Port Elizabeth, Frances had her own practice doing hospital and outpatient work. She moved to Cape Town in 2013 and has been working more and more with people who suffer from chronic pain. Frances loves the opportunity to educate patients about how pain works and to help them manage it better. She has the special ability to partner with them to take steps in improving small and big things in their daily life.

‘I enjoy running park runs with my husband and 3 kids and love taking walks on the beach. I’m also passionate about reading, doing suduko’s and gardening.’

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

JEAN STAVRIDISS

Community Nursing Sister
Registered nurse and midwife- Victoria hospital and Carinus nursing college 1976-1979
Palliative care course at St Luke’s hospice 2009

Area of Speciality

Palliative care nursing

Experience
After working at Peers village and Alphenvale retirement village Jean joined St Luke’s hospice and provided nursing care at the hospice from 2008-2015. She then completed 2 research projects at UCT and joined Chariot Health in 2017.

‘I am an avid reader, love birdwatching, and relish the time I spend playing with my grand daughter! Family breakfasts are best!’

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.’