" if not days to life,.. add life to days "
HOSPICE KLANG was set up in 1995 to provide "palliative care" to the community in Klang and the surrounding district. We are a charitable, non-governmental organisation, not affiliated to any political, religious or health establishment. Service and care are given FREE to all who need palliative care
"Palliative Care" - is medical care given to patients whose diseases no longer respond to curable treatments. The majority of such patients are those suffering from cancer. The aim of hospice-palliative care is to alleviate the sufferings of these patients and to enhance the quality of life in the remaining days of life . Hospice work involves providing for the relief of pain and other distressing symptoms, as well as the giving of professional advice and support to families of cancer patients to help them care better for these patient
Hospice Klang brings joy to an otherwise sombre situation ...
Further down the road, at Jalan Kem, is Chew Yoke Lian, 52, who has advanced stage throat cancer. Looking at her now, it’s hard to believe that she used to suffer excruciating headaches, pain so bad that she had to hit her head with a spoon continuously just to get some relief.
She used to need two injections a week, but now she doesn’t even have to go to the hospital because of the medication given to her by Hospice Klang and the visits by hospice team.
“I told my friends, but none of them believed me,” she says. “They said: ‘Where in the world are there such good doctors who make house calls?’ They thought I’m imagining things. I had to take a photograph and prove to them that it’s true. I used to suffer terrible pain and nausea for a whole month, unable to eat or sleep.”
Chew Yoke Lian, who has advanced stage throat cancer, is a happy woman these days after prescribed medication which stopped the excruciating pain in her head.
Hospice is about hope. But it is hope redefined in the context of a patient’s illness. Although a cure is no longer an option for these patients, “what they can hope for is to have no pain, and have friends who come to see them, and hope that they don’t have to keep going to the hospital.”
How We Can Help
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Our service is only for patients with advanced cancer who need palliative medical care. Due to lack of resources, we are NOT able to accept cases based primarily on the need for nursing care or equipment
A referral from the attending doctor is required
PLEASE see "Note to Patients & Carer
We Need Your Help
Our charitable organization is funded largely from public donations.
Support from the community, corporations and individuals are vital and needed to continue our work, to improve and to expand our services
Donations in any form and amount are welcome and appreciated.