Duchess of Cambridge speech at Hospis Malaysia
hank you, Your Royal Highness, for your kind words and such a warm welcome.
William and I are hugely excited to be in Malaysia – this, our first ever visit – and are absolutely delighted to have been invited to join you all here at Hospis Malaysia.
It is so exciting to learn about the Country’s very first paediatric palliative care programme and to witness for myself something of the wonderful work of Hospis Malaysia’s superb staff.
As Patron of East Anglia Children’s Hospice, a UK based charity, I am thrilled to hear that you have been working with Hospis Malaysia, and that you plan to collaborate as you roll out this new programme.
Through this Patronage, I have learnt that delivering the best possible palliative care to children is vital. Providing children and their families with a place of support, care and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life changing. With effective palliative care lives can be transformed. Treatment, support, care and advice can provide a lifeline to families at a time of great need.
This is a very special place and so much is already being achieved. It has been wonderful meeting the patients, families and all the staff here – you have given us the most wonderful welcome.
Thank you again for inviting us here – and all the very best to this exciting new initiative!
Duchess of Cambridge is patron of East Anglia Children’s Hospice, a UK based charity.
Hospis Malaysia was established in 1991 as a charitable organisation with a mission to extend free professional Palliative Care to patients in the Klang Valley. From serving 44 patients in 1992, Hospis Malaysia served in excess of 1,600 individuals last year suffering from a life-limiting illness, which includes cancer, AIDS, organ failures, motor neuron disease and other degenerative neuromuscular diseases. It also includes many illness that affect children. Its care transcends age, gender, culture, religion and social standing. Services include palliative home care, palliative day care, loan of medical equipment, bereavement support.
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