About Us

Persatuan Hemodialisis Kinabalu, Sabah (PHKS) has dedicated itself to continue providing affordable dialysis treatment and ensure it is accessible to all those in need of it, especially poor dialysis patients. Our ability to provide subsidised dialysis is made possible with continued generous contributions to PHKS. Your kind support has been a ray of hope that allows dialysis patients to continue pursuing their careers, raise their families and experience the joys of life.

Since day one of operation in 2005, PHKS has provided a window of opportunity for the survival of 29 dialysis patients as at 1 August 2013. PHKS started with only 4 machines providing treatment to 4 patients. Over the 9 years in operation, we have grown to 21 patients and 8 machines. PHKS continues to support poor dialysis patients despite the rising costs of dialysis. The fee per dialysis treatment remains at as low as RM13.00 (depending on their financial background) due to the generous support of the public.

PHKS is proud to be a place for treatment and competent provider for kidney patients regardless of their ability to pay. With your support, we will continue to change lives and make dreams come true endless possibilities that meet the needs of our community.

It is also PHKS responsibility to share and increase awareness on kidney disease and other related disease to the public through various events.

Kidney failure is a growing concern amongst Malaysian owing to our sedentary lifestyle. According to National Statistic, 20,000 Malaysians are suffering from Kidney failure with an occurrence of 4,000 new cases every year (200 new patients every year in Sabah). Patients suffering from kidney failure would require treatment up to three times per week. Private centres charge between RM260 – RM300 per session. Medical bills are high and this would increase a patient and his family to poverty. Therefore, there is a need to expand affordable service to these patients.

Kidney failure is common in Sabah, and about 200 new patients diagnosed with end stage kidney disease in our state every year. Thus, with the donation and support from public, this centre was formed on 26th August 2004 and officially launched on 14th November 2005 by Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Sri Panglima Hj. Yahya Husin, who is also the Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs. It is a non-government and non-profit making organization.

At the moment, the centre has 8 machines, 6 of which are in operation and other is being reserved for emergency cases.