Miri Palliative Care Centre

Members of RumahDayak.com shall be visiting the Miri Palliative Care Centre this Christmas. They have been able to collect enough cash among themselves to purchase the following items, which shall be handed over to the Centre.

1. BED REST (3 RECLINING POSITIONS )- 1 UNIT
– needed by patients with any cancer to ease breathing difficulties(required by an average 6-8 pt’s permonth)

2.WHEEL CHAIR – 1 UNIT

Special thanks to Miss Elaine Josephine and Mr. Jeremy Belulok for coordinating this event.

Medical notes:
Palliative care (from Latin palliare, to cloak) is any form of medical care or treatment that concentrates on reducing the severity of disease symptoms, rather than striving to halt, delay or reverse progression of the disease itself or provide a cure. The goal is to prevent and relieve suffering and to improve quality of life for people facing serious, complex illness. Non-hospice palliative care is not dependent on prognosis and is offered in conjunction with curative and all other appropriate forms of medical treatment. It should not be confused with hospice care which delivers palliative care to those at the end of life. In the UK this distinction is not operative; hospices and non-hospice-based palliative care teams both provide care to those with life limiting illness at any stage of their disease.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palliative_care

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