Assisi Palliative Care Berhad (ASPAC) is a charitable organisation governed by a Board of Directors, providing FREE professional palliative care services to the community. We are based at No. 49. Jalan Railway, 1/2 , Petaling Jaya, 46000 Selangor, Malaysia and our objective is to provide skilled, compassionate palliative care to ameliorate symptoms and relieve suffering; thereby improving the quality of life for patients and families.
ASPAC was incorporated in 2015 and is a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. Most of our referrals come from public hospitals and consist primarily of adult patients with advanced cancer. However, we are increasingly receiving referrals of patients with non-cancer illnesses (e.g. Motor Neurone Disease, Advanced Dementia, End stage Organ failure). There is also a growing number of children being referred for paediatric palliative care.
The team consists of two doctors, five nurses, a counsellor, a dispenser and volunteers. We strive to meet the patients’ physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs. We also loan out medical equipment such as hospital beds, oxygen concentrators, wheelchairs; and we supply medications as and when they are available to us.
ASPAC runs periodic training programmes for volunteers, nurses and other health care workers. We believe that continuous professional development is important for staff to deliver skilled palliative care in a holistic manner.
We accept medical students and other undergraduates from various universities and colleges for short attachment postings when possible. Our medical advisors are senior Palliative Medicine consultants from University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), Kuala Lumpur which is a premier teaching hospital for undergraduate and postgraduate students of University Malaya.