Introduction

The organisation is officially known as “Pusat Haemodialisis St Anne, Bukit Mertajam”.

It is set up by the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) of Church of St Anne on 3 March 2002 under the patronage of His Excellency, Rt. Rev. Antony Selvanayagam, DD, the Bishop of Penang.

The Centre started its operation on 9 August 2002 and is affiliated to the Malaysian Catholic Welfare Services since 26 August 2002 .

The Bishop of Penang officially opened and blessed the Centre on 9 February 2003 .

The address telephone no. of the Centre is : 11 &11A, Tingkat Maju, Pusat Perniagaan Maju Jaya, 14000 BUKIT MERTAJAM, Penang , Malaysia . Tel: 04-5370225

Objectives

To promote goodwill and community spirit through social and welfare services of the church. To provide free medical services as far as possible to kidney patients, irrespective of race, religion and place of residence. To heed the call of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Church and the Government to promote a caring society.

Membership

Membership is open to all Catholics over 18 years of age, residing in Seberang Perai Tengah, Penang , Malaysia . – Membership fee is RM10.00 per month. – Registration fee is RM10.00 – Group Insurance (P.A.) will be available to members when the membership is over 500.

General

Being charity-oriented, Pusat Haemodialisis St Anne depends solely on donations. Therefore, campaigns for donations are on-going throughout the year. There are members and non-members who pledge to donate a fixed sum monthly or yearly. Up to date, the Centre has 6 dialysis machines. There is sufficient space for 12 dialysis machines. All donations are welcome. All well-wishers who wish to contribute can : Drop the donations at the Centre, or Send the donations to the Centre at the above stated address, or Call the Centre to arrange the handover of the donations. All cheques should be crossed and made payable to the following:

Pusat Haemodialisis St Anne, BM.