Hope Place helps three elderly patients

Hope Place founder Kelvin Wan (left) hands over adult diapers to a representative from the hospital.

KUCHING: Hope Place Kuching has recently started to provide assistance to three abandoned senior citizens who are currently patients at the Bau Hospital.

The charitable non-governmental organisation (NGO) in a statement on Monday (Aug 2), said that it was contacted by the medical social work department in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) before the enforcement movement control order started in June requesting help for the three abandoned patients of theirs.

“All three of the patients suffer from different serious illnesses which have left them bedridden and in need of adult diapers.

“Since June this year, we have been supplying adult diapers for them. The personnel from the hospital would come to Hope Place once every three months to collect the adult diapers,” it said.

Hope Place said it is currently taking care of more than 100 individuals who are either disabled or have chronic illness.

Of these, more than 30 of the individuals require adult diapers on a daily basis.

“Thus, we welcome donations from the generous members of general the public who are interested to helping those who are less fortunate in our community.

“Hope Place is open from 8am to 5pm on Monday to Friday and from 8am to 12pm on Saturday. All forms of donation are welcomed and receipts will be given upon request,” it explained.

It added that members of the public can donate directly to its bank account (MBB: 511289001160) or visit their Facebook page to get the SarawakPay QR code.