Scottburgh’s Khanya Hospice receives donation of 100 litres of sanitiser

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Khanya Hospice continued to offer its free palliative nursing care services to patients in the area during the nationwide lockdown, but due to all the regulations following the Covid-19 pandemic, its pockets were hit hard.

“People seem to be too scared to go to the hospital and would rather call Khanya Hospice for help,” explained nursing manager, Sister Sue Van Rijsbergen. “We have scaled down a bit, but we still actually admitted 12 more patients to our care programme.”

After hearing about their pleas for donations to help hospice continue rendering its free services, Sappi Saiccor came to the rescue and donated 100 litres of sanitiser.

“This donation comes in very handy as the hospice nurses have been working flat out since the beginning of and during the lockdown,” said Sister Sue. Sappi also helped hospice with food parcels which were handed out to the less fortunate.

Khanya Hospice is still in need of more medical supplies such as latex gloves, masks, wipes, paper towels, sanitisers, and tissues for patient care. Should anyone wish to donate to hospice or requires its services, contact 083 597 8985 or

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