KPJ ISH Launches ESWL & New Home-nursing Vehicle

KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital recently launched its Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) services and its new Home Nursing Services’ vehicle. The launch was officiated by President/Managing Director of KPJ Healthcare Berhad, Tn. Hj. Amiruddin Abdul Satar together with Advisor of KPJ Healthcare Berhad, Datin Paduka Siti Sa’diah Sheikh Bakir.

The ESWL machine offers the latest kidney stone treatment technology in Perak. Investing more than RM1.4 million, this machine will be used by two Consultant Urologists. ESWL is a non-invasive procedure which utilises shock waves instead of a scalpel or endoscopes to treat stones in the kidney and urinary tract. It breaks kidney stones into small fragments without damaging the organ or surrounding tissue. Patients can then expel the fragments more easily through the urinary tract. ESWL is extremely safe with advantages such as no scarring, minimum anaesthesia, short recovery period, and the whole procedure only takes 45 minutes to an hour.

The replacement of KPJ Ipoh’s Home Nursing Services’ vehicle with a new Avanza model is mainly to cater to the increasing number of clients. The hospital provides a range of mobile nursing services such as: post natal care; baby care; medical and surgical care, like changing of gastro-feeding tubes, wound care, bed bath, skin care, suction and others.

Physiotherapy is the latest service offered this year. KPJ Ipoh is looking ahead for more upgraded facilities and advanced services for patients’ and visitors’ highest satisfaction.

 About ‘Home Nursing Services’

Home Nursing Services are services rendered to all clients who require support and continuity of care at home. These services are to facilitate self-care and optimal independence on factors affecting the individual’s health status. It is also to support patients and family members in providing care comfortably and in the privacy of home. With the intention to enhance speedy recovery with continuity of nursing care at home, KPJ ISH is providing the services at an affordable price. For more information, contact the Home Nursing Team at 05-241 8989.

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