Toronto Foundation’s Healthcare Heroes Fund Delivers Over 20,000 Pieces Of PPE To Hôtel-Dieu Grace

Thursday October 8th, 2020

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Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare received over 20,000 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment Friday from Toronto Foundation Healthcare Heroes Fund.

A team of two volunteers made their way down the 401, hand-delivering PPE to varying Ontario healthcare organizations from the fund started at the onset of COVID-19. Flowing through the Toronto Foundation, the initiative was created to support current efforts to source and supply PPE for healthcare workers.

“The Healthcare Heroes Fund is committed to supporting the incredible efforts of our healthcare workers. These individuals are risking their health to fight this pandemic, and it is so important that they have access to the equipment they need to stay safe,” said Kayla Benjamin, Volunteer.

HDGH received 20,000 Disposable Masks (Type IIR), 4,000 pairs of Nitrile Gloves and 600 Level 2 Gowns. All PPE received through the fund is hospital-grade and adhere to specifications set out by Health Canada.

“Our supply of PPE, although monitored very closely, was a concern in the beginning months of the pandemic as it was for many hospitals across the province,” said Janice Kaffer, HDGH President and CEO. “While we continue to monitor and be appropriate stewards of our PPE supply, it is encouraging that support such as the Healthcare Heroes Fund exists to ensure our HDGH staff remain healthy and safe. The supply received today will be used in our continued effort to maintain the health, safety and wellness of our patients, staff and community.”

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