The Bloemcare Story
Hope is a powerful energy source – the tiniest spark of hope can inspire someone to take on even the most daunting of life’s challenges. At Bloemcare we are inspired by hope and empowering you with hope is our goal in everything we do.
It was this flame of hope that led to the founding of Bloemcare on 15 July 1999. Today, with four wards and a total of 116 beds, this flame of hope is still burning bright. Initially, the facility was a sub-acute clinic with 32 beds. Bloemcare was in high demand and it soon became obvious that the biggest need was for private psychiatric care. In March 2007 Bloemcare became the first private psychiatric hospital in the Free State. In 2010 the 8-bed adolescent unit (Ward C) as well as the first 9 beds of Ward D were taken into use. By January 2011 occupation of the office block, offices@bloemcare, started and a year later, in January 2012, Ward D was completed. In the same year a coffee shop, nJoy@bloemcare, and a hair salon, iStyle, were also added to the facilities.
Bloemcare offers psychiatric hospital services of the highest standard with the well-being of the patient always the primary concern. Bloemcare’s approach to mental health care is that of empowerment, with the hospital providing a protected environment in which patients can heal and, through various support programmes, be equipped to cope with the demands of life.
Bloemcare’s services are based on a foundation of sensitivity, care and support, with a high premium on acceptance and confidentiality. Although the existence of Bloemcare is necessitated by the need for psychiatric care, the overall atmosphere of the facility is that of hope, joy and a shared experience. An effort to lighten the load of others – be it patients learning to cope with trauma, or staff members helping each other – is a key trait of Bloemcare. We believe in walking together on the road to hope.