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                                                 WELCOME TO PALLIATIVE CARE ASSOCIATION, KOTA KINABALU  

“You matter because you are you and you matter until the last moment of your life.
  We will do all we can, not only for you to die peacefully but also to live until you die”
                          Dame Cicely Saunders, Founder of Palliative Care (Pic above)

 The above message together with the concept of total pain — a combination of     
 physical,psychological and spiritual elements make up Palliative Care.

 Palliative Care Association of Kota Kinabalu in 1994 and registered as a charitable 
 organization  in 1998 to provide Palliative Care to patients with incurable advanced cancers in 
 and around Kota Kinabalu.

 Role and function of Palliative Care Association of Kota Kinabalu

 Operating from “Rumah PCA”, the PCA has a core staff of a Nurse Manager, 3 full time Nurse
 Coordinators, Administrative Assistant, a Driver and over 70 volunteers consisting of doctors, 
 nurses and lay volunteers; who provide care for 60 patients at home at any one time encompassing:

         1. Control of pain and distressing symptoms
         2. Training the primary care giver and family to look after the patient at
                 home
         3. Loan equipment and other accessories to be used at home, at their
                own comfort.
         4. Support the Palliative Care Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for
                management of their patients at home
         5.  Day Care facilities which currently runs on every Thursday at
                “Rumah PCA” providing patients with massage, chat, home cooked 
                 food and drinks, games and entertainment, portrait painting, relaxing 
                 exercises and counseling.
           6.   Empowering other district hospitals in Sabah in implementing 
                 Palliative Care Services and act as a catalyst for the growth of the 
                 movement in Sabah and Malaysia. The main aim is to bring relief to   
                 all patients suffering with advanced cancer and their families. To 
                 minimize and reduce their suffering, from pain and other distressing 
                 symptoms induced by the disease.
           7.   Public awareness of this basic human need is an integral part of our 
                 service

                                                                      ALL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FREE


                                                                      Running of the Association incurs a cost of about        

                                                                                       RM400,000.00 per annum.

                                                                And this is only possible through your generous contribution

                                             A HEART TO CARE AND A MIND TO SERVE