The doctor looking after the patient or the patient himself or a family member can make the request, either by phone, fax, email or in person. The request can be made when the patient is at home or in a hospital. It will be of great help if there is a referral letter from your doctor (we have supplied all the hospitals in Penang with our referral letter) so that we can know more about your illness, the treatment and investigations and your current medications.
Currently we have as staff two Palliative Care Physicians (part time) and eight Palliative Care Nurses. Four of these nurses are stationed on the island and three in Seberang Perai. One is undergoing a one year Advanced Diploma in Palliative Care course conducted by the Ministry of Health. In addition we have a few volunteer doctors.
Currently at any one time we have about 160 patients under care.
The Cumulative Total of Patients Given Care Since 1992 to the End of 2018