MR. Bahemurwaki Caxton
In-charge of Palliative Care Unit
Slogan: We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted but not forsaken, struck down but not destroyed (2Corinthians 4:8, 9.)
Our Vision: Living in a pain free Community/Home and decorous death.
Our Mission: To create awareness about availability of palliative care services, quality and sustainable, general and specialized health services in Kabale regional referral hospital.
About Palliative Care Unit
Palliative care is the active holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness with Management of pain and other symptoms with provision of physical, psychological, social and spiritual support overriding.
Palliative care (WHO Definition) Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems; physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
Kabale Regional Referral Hospital Palliative care (KRRHPC) has been providing Facility Based Care and Community/Home BASED CARE services since 2012. It is serving over 7(seven) Districts that is to say; Kabale, Kanungu, Kisoro, Rukiga, Rubanda, Rukungiri and Ntungamo and neighbouring countries like Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and offers preventive, curative, promotion and rehabilitative services under different departments, for example; Out-Patients Department, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Medical, Paediatrics and Psychiatry. KRRHPC has been working hand in hand with ministry of health (Kabale Regional Referral Hospital), PCAU, APCA and THET in conjunction with MPCA with the effort to improve the quality of life of the terminally ill within the region. Under this initiative, the programme has trained different cadres in Integration palliative care course (200 Participants), Hospital Pain Free management Initiative (100 Participants), and VHTs (60 Participants).
- To alleviate suffering of patients with debilitating conditions, for example: – cancers, HIV, congenital conditions.
- Provide quality and sustainable palliative care to patients (vulnerable) who need it in the region.
- Create awareness, Equip staffs with knowledge, skills and avail drugs (medicine).
- Create awareness about Palliative Care services to terminally ill patients/clients in southwestern Region.