Community donations and other offers

Posted on: April 3, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold , we are gratified with the response of the community, stepping up to help in so many ways. Each offer is sincerely appreciated and the support coming from our community for staff and patients means more than we can ever express. We know that many of you want to help and PSFDH offers the following guidance with respect to items that are needed and those items we cannot accept at this time.

Donations of Personal Protection Equipment

As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a global shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which will be essential to protect our health care workers and patients as we prepare to care for patients related to COVID-19. Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital would appreciate donation(s) of any of the following PPE items:

  • N95 masks – all sizes
  • Surgical or procedure masks
  • Ear loop masks
  • Protective gloves – all sizes
  • Vented goggles
  • Face Shields
  • Gowns

Donations of prepared food

At this time and until further notice, PSFDH will not be able to accept any donations of prepared food items.

Donations of Other Items

The hospital also needs additional disinfectants that meet hospital grade standards. If you have disinfectants and cleaners that you can make available, please contact us to discuss the specific products.

If you have other items that you would like to donate or discuss how you may be able to help, please contact the hospital at covid-donations@psfdh.on.ca. Please list the specific item, quantity available, product description, whether the packaging is open or not and your contact information.

We will connect with you and organize the pick-up of the items.

Other Offers

If you are a community member or business and have some of the above needed items but are not in a position to donate, we want to hear from you, too. Please use the above email address
and we will contact you.

You may also connect with us via https://togetherwecandothis.ca/donate-ppe-hospitals/#ontario

If you wish to make a cash donation, please contact our Foundation office(s) at: www.gwmfoundation.com or www.sfchfoundation.com.

On behalf of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital health care family, thank you so very much for your support.

Sincerely,
Dr. Barry Guppy
President & CEO