KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital has officially launched its Renal Care ISH Haemodialysis Service to deliver high quality care and treatment to patients requiring dialysis.
The soft launch was officiated by President/Managing Director of KPJ Healthcare Berhad, Tn. Hj. Amiruddin Abdul Satar.
Renal Care ISH was established in July 1992 when Nephrologist, Dr Fauziah Khairuddin joined the management of KPJ Ipoh, then known as Ipoh Specialist Centre (ISC). The service started with three machine points which were not fully computerised and the team of five staff had to manually calculate and set the settings. With more patients requiring dialysis, the service grew to 32 machine points.
When second Nephrologist, Dr Go Kuan Weng joined the management of KPJ Ipoh in June 2007, the service grew further and expansion of the service was unavoidable. The service was relocated following the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) regulations and also keeping in mind the user friendliness of the location.
Today the location of the service is on the ground floor where patients can be dropped off and collected with easy access to transportation, and dialysis machine points have grown to 41. These have now all been computerised and complementary equipment to aid the treatments have been purchased.