Lambano Sanctuary specialises in providing holistic care to children who suffer with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness, as well as support for their families.

With unwavering dedication and unconditional love, we go to exceptional lengths to secure the best medical
treatment for children who come to us from private and government hospitals in Gauteng and other provinces.
We not only care for the child, we take care of all the social needs of their families as well.

Lambano Sanctuary an NGO was founded in 2001 in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in South Africa, however, today we provide medical care for all children who suffer from life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.

Today Lambano has grown to 4 Homes permanently caring for 28 HIV positive children between the ages of 11 and 22. All of our children have been on ARV Medication since they arrived at Lambano and are doing very well. Two of these children are working and the rest are attending various schools.

Through our experience with dealing with very ill children, we decided to open the first dedicated Paediatric Medical Facility/Hospice in Gauteng, initially only taking in ill HIV+ children. With a history of rehabilitating 85% of these little, very ill children we then expanded our services to cater for children with any life threatening and life-limiting illnesses


Our In-Patient unit (IPU) consists of 16 beds and is currently run by 22 well trained, experienced and dedicated medical staff members. Our team consists of a Doctor, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Enrolled Nurse Assistants, Caregivers, Social Worker and Counsellor. The Home-Based Care or community care section looks after the patients after their discharge.  Should a patient and family not wish to be admitted to the IPU, the patient is then nursed in their own home and we offer a consultative service to them.

We offer care with dignity and respect for our patients and their families.

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