Donating equipment or supplies
There is an extremely high demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), soap and hand sanitizer. Ensuring we have the appropriate supply at our hospital, home and community sites is critical to our defense against COVID-19.
We are asking the community to donate PPE, and other supplies including:
- Masks (N95, surgical, or procedural masks)
- Disposable gloves
- Medical or surgical gowns
- Tyvek suits
- Face shields, visors and safety goggles
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Hand soap (unscented)
- Cleaning supplies
We will also accept expired N95 masks as we can use those for mask-fit testing for our staff/physicians.
To make a donation, please contact Maryanne Takala via email at Maryanne.Takala@3SO.ca. Donations that cannot be used by Providence Care or Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) will be shared among other community services. Please, do not drop donations/supplies off directly at any Providence Care site. 3SO staff will direct you to a drop-off location and ensure your goods are safely delivered to our sites.
Donating hand-sewn masks
Many community members have been sewing homemade face masks. While they are not considered official PPE for our health care staff, hand-sewn fabric masks are useful and can be used by patients, clients and residents including those that come to Providence Care for essential care and other non-clinical related purposes. If you wish to donate hand-sewn masks, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial donations can help us keep up with rapidly changing health care needs. At this time, KHSC and Providence Care are asking those who wish to donate funds to direct their support to:
Donations to Areas of Greatest Priority – both KHSC and Providence Care have constant need for equipment to provide care to our patients, clients and residents.
Comfort funds – supports for patients, clients and residents to assist with distraction, maintaining connections with family electronically and other comforts; and funds to allow us to recognize the staff for their diligent and dedicated work during this time of pandemic outbreak – including but not limited to providing lunches/snacks/coffee.
Donations may be made by visiting UHKF’s website at www.UHKF.ca/donate.
While we appreciate offers to bring in meals or coffee for staff/teams, we cannot accommodate these kind gestures because of visitor restrictions to our buildings, requirements for screening and other logistical and safety concerns. Your support through UHKF can assist us with recognizing and supporting staff safely during this time.