Palliative care is the comprehensive, proactive care of patients whose ailments do not respond to curative treatment and are therefore at the end stage of their lives. The goal is to improve their quality of life, provide comfort, preserve their dignity and focus on their emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and other needs. Support is also offered to help family members and caregivers manage during the course of the patient's illness and bereavement.
ASSISS Geriatric Enrichment Services reaches out to the elderly who may feel neglected, lonely or abandoned due to the lack or absence of family support. Emotional support, care, mental and physical activities are provided through regular home visits by volunteers and their general well being is observed.
ASSISS Wound Care Services The ASSISS Wound Care Services started in 2017. It provides wound care services to patients with chronic wounds (diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, pressure sores, etc.). Outpatient facility for regular dressing is available in Assunta Hospital. Patient’s wounds will be monitored by medical personnel. Home visits are offered to homebound patients.
Mobile Clinic services were initiated in the 1960s by FMM nuns, who visited remote areas to provide simple medical services. Today, Mobile Clinic continues their legacy of bringing healthcare to marginalised or underprivileged societies and groups. Services include basic primary care comprising health consultations and the monitoring of medical conditions that include diabetes or hypertension. We started with 4 clinics per month, serving 200 patients and currently we are running 26 clinics per month including 2 clinics in Sabah, serving more than 1300 patients.
A stroke or also called a Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) occurs when part of the brain loses its blood supply and stops functioning. This causes the part of the body that the injured brain controls to stop functioning as well. After the acute treatment phase, the patient will require active rehabilitation of the limbs so that they can mobilise again. Our team will care for stroke patients offering them rehabilitation. ASAP is committed to offer these patients rehabilitation care to help them recover faster.
Assunta Pastoral Care, which started in 1988, commits itself to providing emotional, psychological and spiritual care to patients, their relatives or hospital staff at times of crisis, especially during illness. It is a holistic approach to healing for it complements the medical and nursing care through compassionate and empathetic listening. Assunta Hospital is the only hospital in Malaysia that conducts pastoral care training under the supervision of a certified supervisor. It now has about 35 pastoral care volunteers who visit the patients regularly on daily basis.
Social Welfare Outpatient Program (SWOP) provides free outpatient medical treatment to underprivileged families at Assunta Hospital. Social Welfare Inpatient Program (SWIP) initiative provides free inpatient medical treatment and procedures such as total bilateral knee replacements, angiograms, angioplasty, gallbladder removal surgery, cataract surgery, etc. for deserving breadwinners and spouses.
Assunta Hospital has duly received a notification from the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) regarding the withdrawal of our Tax-Exempt Status, effective as of (To include a date later).
However, we are currently in the process of appealing to have our status reinstated.
While we continue to accept donations, please note that tax-exempt receipts will not be issued during this period.
Similarly, we wish to emphasise that Assunta Hospital remains committed in striking a balance to provide affordable healthcare and ensuring the highest standards of care for our patients.
We are a not-for-profit establishment. 50% of our profits are reinvested back into the hospital’s expansion, investment in new equipment and technology, and to cover the hospital’s operation costs.
The remaining 50% is channelled to our charitable arm, Assunta Integrated Social Services (ASSISS), to provide medical care and give comfort to the poorest of the poor, who are often neglected and abandoned.
Through ASSISS, we are dedicated to grow our CSR initiatives by reaching out to more underserved communities on a nationwide basis.
We would like to assure our donors, supporters, patients, and members that Assunta Hospital will continue to provide free medical aid and care to the poorest of the poor, which has been the core and foundation of the hospital’s establishment since 1954.