Hospis Malaysia

Disabled, Health, Senior Citizens

Email addressinfo@hospismalaysia.org
Websitewww.hospismalaysia.org
Phone number+603 9133 3936
Fax number+602 9133 3941
Tax exempt charityYes
Address2, Jalan 4/96, off Jalan Sekuci, Taman Sri Bahtera, Jalan Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur
Hospis Malaysia is seeking the following types of donations:
  • Cash
  • Oxygen Concentrator
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Syringe Driver
  • Nebuliser
  • Suction Machine
  • Ripple Mattress
  • Sheepskin Rugs
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BACKGROUND/HISTORY

When Established: 08/1991

Hospis Malaysia, the first hospice in Malaysia was formed in August 1991. It is born out of the awareness of the importance of introducing and developing professional palliative care for the public.  Hospis Malaysia is an independent charity, and is free from affiliation to other health institutions.

Palliative care is the active care for patients with fatal incurable diseases. Thus, Hospis Malaysia strives to provide the best service for patients and their families, where pain management and control of symptoms, as well as monitoring of psychological, emotional and social aspects are emphasised.

Hospis Malaysia provides palliative care both at home and at the day care centre. Palliative care at home is Hospis Malaysia’s main palliative care activity. They provide trained nurses to assist the patient’s family in taking care of the patient.

Hospis Malaysia is also involved in upgrading the education and skills of health workers in Malaysia on palliative care through various activities. These activities include training doctors and medical professionals on palliative care, networking with other local and overseas hospices, increasing public awareness on their services, and so on.

Hospis Malaysia extends their service to the homes of all Klang Valley residents. All services by Hospis Malaysia are free of charge.

Dependants

Hospis Malaysia caters to all patients with incurable disease. It is the only hospice in Malaysia to accept AIDS patients. Other than AIDS, most of the dependents suffer from these diseases:

*Cancer

*Nerve diseases (multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease)

*Failure of one or more organs that effectively shortens life span

All patients must be referred to Hospis Malaysia by a specialist or family doctor to ensure the Palliative Care Team has the necessary medical records needed. Referral forms can be obtained at Hospis Malaysia office (see contacts).

Estimated Monthly Expenditure:     about RM1,000,000 a year, please see organisation’s website for latest information.

NEEDS

Hospis Malaysia is actively recruiting volunteers to help in a variety of ways. Our volunteers play an important part in our palliative care team and receive training and ongoing support from Hospis Malaysia.

What do palliative care Volunteers do?

Palliative care volunteers:

  •     Support our twice a week Day Care activities for those coping with life-limiting illnesses
  •     Provide transport for Day Care activities and other outings
  •     Assist at mealtimes during Day Care activites
  •     Undertake standard clerical and administrative functions
  •     Assist with public relations activities
  •     Provide other administrative support as and when required

As for donation in kind, you have the power to change all that if you choose to donate any of the medical equipment listed below :-

  •     Oxygen Concentrator
  •     Pulse Oximeter
  •     Syringe Driver
  •     Nebuliser
  •     Suction Machine
  •     Ripple Mattress
  •     Sheepskin Rugs

Hospis Malaysia doesn’t recieve any government grants thus it depends solely on public/corporate funding and donation. Further, it also relies a lot on volunteer support. Please visit their website for latest information.

Cheques Made Payable to: Hospis Malaysia


 
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