In the year 2000, God placed a burden in the heart
of the then Lay Leader of CGMC, Dr Su Too Kiat, for the patients suffering from chronic kidney disease. These patients require dialysis three times a week to survive and many people cannot afford the treatment provided in private centres. Furthermore the government hospitals do not have enough facilities to cater for the tremendous demand for dialysis services. Dr Su shared his concerns with the CGMC leadership and after seeking God’s guidance through prayer, CGMC decided to move on by faith into this area to serve this special needy segment of the community.
As a result, Hope Haemodialysis Society was registered in 2001 with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia, and had the first AGM in 2002. This society is a Non Governmental Organisation, set up by members from Canning Garden Methodist Church. The centre started operations in February 2003 at 43 Jalan Lasam, a rented bungalow house which had been renovated to cater to 12 dialysis machines. The staff are qualified medical personnel, employed by the centre, but the board members are all volunteers from CGMC.