Hospizverein Steiermark (the Styrian Hospice Association) aims to create conditions in which people can see out the remainder of their lives in dignity.
Around 800 volunteers work for the association, providing support for patients and their families at patients’ homes, in retirement and care homes, at hospitals, and at in-patient hospices and palliative care facilities.
Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein provides financial support for the association’s voluntary activities, as well as encouraging association employees to complete hospice care training programmes.
The following video illustrates why the hospice movement is so important, why people work voluntarily in the hospice sector and why Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein supports Hospizverein Steiermark (only in German):
For more information on the association, visit http://hospiz-stmk.at/ (German only).