About the Campaign
Keeping patients with serious health conditions safe during the pandemic by supporting their palliative care needs at home
Risk & Challenges
During the pandemic, vulnerable patients living with serious progressive illnesses such as cancer, organ failure and long Covid were discouraged from visiting or remaining in hospitals to reduce their risk of being infected. This campaign will help us to continue providing palliative care services by attending to the medical needs of these vulnerable patients, in the safety of their homes.
Our clinical team at the frontline of this pandemic have maintained their commitment to the care of our patients, exposing themselves daily to the infection risk in the community. But care needs to be delivered, and we work to ensure that they are adequately protected with PPEs and the right psychological support in these trying times.
As we believe in equity in access to palliative care, we do not charge for our services. During these trying times of the pandemic, all on-ground fund raising activity have ceased, and as the economy suffers a substantial downturn, donations have also declined significantly.
We celebrate World Hospice & Palliative Care Day on 9th October 2021 during this campaign period. This year, Hospis Malaysia also marks its 30 years of service in the country with a mission to ensure equitable access to palliative care. Palliative care aims to alleviate suffering for people with serious progressive health conditions. In this Covid-19 pandemic, palliative care has proven to be a lifeline for many patients and their families. Help us to help them!