Southern Suburbs

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
Meet Dr Cameron Bruce

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 JOEL OLIVEIRA

General Practitioner

Meet Joel Oliviera

Dr Joel is a General Practitioner in the Constantia area. He 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 MIKE BROWN

General Practitioner

Area of Speciality

MB,ChB; Dip Pall Med (UCT) is a Palliative Care Practitioner with previous experience in anaesthesia and in pharmaceutical medicine.

Meet Dr Mike Brown

Mike has around 10 years’ experience within the Hospice environment in Johannesburg (HospiceWits) and Cape Town (St Luke’s).

After moving to Cape Town in 2018, Mike spent time at St Luke’s Combined Hospices in Kenilworth as Chief Medical Officer before joining Chariot Health, and still supports St Luke’s in a part time Medical Officer position.

Mike now divides his time between St Luke’s Hospice and Chariot Health, where he provides home based Palliative Care in private practice.

In his spare time, Mike is an enthusiastic recreational pilot.

DR JANET MOYLE

General Practitioner

MBBCh (Wits 2017)
Dip HIV medicine (CMSA 2022)
Dip Palliative Medicine (UCT 2022)

Meet Janet Boyle

I am a general practitioner with interest in Palliative care and Oncology. Born and bred proud Capetonian. After completing my community service year in 2020, I joined a busy clinic in Khayelitsha where I was afforded the opportunity to complete my diploma in HIV management. Patient interaction sparked an interest in Palliative care, and I completed the Palliative care diploma in 2022. Eager to start practicing I joined Chariot health practice in 2022.

I am an advocate for patient-centered care as well as holistic management strategies. I value growth in my personal and professional life, evidenced by continuous completion of medical and personal development courses. I am passionate about working in a team for the benefit of our patients.

I love living in this beautiful city. I enjoy trail running, cycling, and hiking. I feel most content and at peace when connected with close family and friends in the outdoors.

 

SR ALISON MAIN

Community Nursing Sister

Diploma in nursing ( General , Psychiatric , Community) and Midwifery
1995 Carinus Nursing College
Short Course in Palliative Nursing Care for Professional and Enrolled Nurses HPCA – Cum Laude

    Area of Speciality

    Palliative and geriatric care.

    Meet SR Alison Main

    Alison worked in an  Intensive Care Unit at a private hospital for 19 years.

    She joined Chariot Health in January 2015 and has specialised in palliative and geriatric care.
    She also runs the nursing practice at Chariot Health
    Alison loves long distance running and has completed 5 Two Oceans Ultra Marathons as well as 2 Comrades Marathons. She has 2 adult children and loves spending time outdoors and has recently taken up cold water swimming.

    Sr KERENE PAYNE

    BSOCSCI (English and psychology) 2007,
    BCUR Nursing 2013 cum Laude,
    PG Diploma Palliative medicine UCT 2017,
    Palliative Care Fellowship 2022

     

    Area of Speciality

    Palliative Care and Community Nursing

    Meet Sr Kerence Payne

    I am a trained palliative Care Nursing Sister, working with Chariot Health in the Southern Suburb communities. I have worked in Palliative Care since 2016 in both public and private settings. I am devoted to supporting patients and families who are needing home support as well as increasing both community and health professionals’ awareness around Palliative Care and what it can offer.

    In my free time I can be found enjoying forest and mountain walks around Cape Town, with my family.

    SR YVONNE JACKMAN

     

    Area of Speciality

    Palliative Care/ Geriatric care

    Meet Sr Yvonne Jackman

    I began my nursing journey by qualifying as a general nurse in 1970 at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg. Over the next 14 years I travelled between the UK and Southern Africa every six months and am registered as a nurse in England, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. In 1985, I took my first Hospice course at St Lukes’s and started volunteering there while continuing my nursing work in hospitals. This experience at St Luke’s inspired me to join their fulltime staff in 2007, where I dedicated a decade of service before moving to Chariot Health.

    My dedication to St Luke’s extended beyond my work, as I participated in two 210km fundraising walks for the organisation in 2011 and 2012, alongside two colleagues.

    Adding a touch of adventure to my life, I embarked on a memorable week-long hike in the Annapurna Mountain Range in the Himalayas with my daughter in 2018.

     

    SR JULIE MORGAN

    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

    Meet Sr Julie Morgan

    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.

     

    NICOLE PEARSE

    Practitioner

    Meet Nicole Pearse

    I qualified with a BSc in occupational therapy from the University of Cape Town in 2017 and completed my community service year at Bardgwanath academic Hospital in 2018.

    I have worked in various settings as an Occupational therapist and am currently enjoying my private practice, Mantis Occupational Therapy, where my team and I offer care to paediatric, geriatric and palliative care patients. Areas that we attend to include northern and southern suburbs.

    I thoroughly enjoy painting in my free time as well as spending time with my friends and family. Time spent with my dog, Trixie, is also an afternoon well spent. We enjoy walks on the beach together, which always includes an ice cream 😉