The Penang Hospice Society was registered in 2001 and functions as a charitable non-governmental organization in the community. Currently it provides holistic medical care in the homes of patients with advanced life limiting diseases, mainly cancer along with non- cancer patients. This service is called the Hospice at Home Program (HHP). A multi- disciplinary team of nurses, doctors and lay volunteers visit the patient at his/her home to address the problems of the patient be they physical such as pain, psycho-social, or spiritual with the aim of reducing suffering while at the same time helping the family cope.
Advocate and enable palliative care for all in need in Penang
“ Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. ”
(World Health Organization 2002 )