COVID-19 PPE Critical Response

Thank you for thinking of Guelph General Hospital and for considering creative ways to help us.

Please note that things are changing on a daily basis. Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

There is a global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) used by frontline workers. Here at Guelph General Hospital, our Materials Management team continues to work with supply companies for all the PPE we require and is drawing on these relationships to navigate supply chain challenges and expedite deliveries. This is also being looked at federally and provincially.

Outside of these normal supply chains, here is how you can help:

FACE MASKS

  1. N95 masks are a specific need at the hospital. There are many different types of N95 masks and we can only accept NIOSH approved medical/healthcare grade masks. Our preferred models are 3M 1870/1870+/1860/1860S/8210. Unfortunately, N95 masks manufactured for industrial (non-medical) uses cannot be accepted.
  2. Full Face Respirators – 3M 6700, 3M 6800, 3M 6900
  3. Half Face Respirators – 3M 6100, 3M 6200, 3M 6300

PPE must meet the following preferred criteria to be donated:

  • PPE must be in unopened boxes or packaging.
  • The source or manufacturer must be known since we have received a high volume of counterfeit PPE products. In order to combat this, we are currently only accepting items that have been purchased in North America.

All donated PPE will go through a quality assurance check before being used.

ADDITIONAL CURRENT NEEDS

  • Disposable gowns

FGGH Sewing Mask Challenge

At this point in time, we do not require any sewn items.

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

If you would like to make a financial donation to our COVID Critical Response Fund click here.

FOOD

Please note at this time we are not accepting food donations. We are extremely grateful for companies and individuals who are offering food to our frontline staff.
But, we have to ensure we are doing all we can to protect both our staff and our patients.
We don’t want our staff gathering in groups to eat, just as we don’t advise members of the public to do that.
Our staff can certainly accept gift cards for restaurants or food delivery services. Send them digitally to [email protected] or mail The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, 115 Delhi St, Guelph ON N1E 4J4 and we’ll ensure they get delivered. 

INNOVATIVE IDEAS

If your business or organization has an innovative solution to support the response to COVID-19, please visit the Government of Ontario’s website at www.ontario.ca/how-yourorganization-can-help-fight-coronavirus

DROP OFF

Please fill out the form below for any personal protective equipment (PPE) donations so we know to expect your donation. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

All items can be dropped off at the Frank Hasenfratz Centre For Excellence – Linamar, 700 Woodlawn Rd W, Guelph, between 9:00AM – 2:00PM Monday to Friday. Please put the items in an open box, labeled with your contact information and stating the contents of the box.

HOLIDAY NOTE: Donation drop-offs will not be accepted on April 10th in recognition of Good Friday.

As per the guidelines of social distancing, we will only be accepting one car/person at a time

Please pull your car up to the roll-up door located at the back of the building and ring the buzzer for service.

There will be tables set up for donation purposes located inside the building, please set your item(s) on the tables provided.

Please note that The Centre does still have an active loading dock on-site, please be mindful of trucks coming in and out of The Centre.

People who are in quarantine or self-isolation due to exposure are asked NOT to drop off anything.

If you have any other ideas or ways you would like to support GGH please submit the below form and a GGH Foundation Staff member will be in touch with you.

COVID-19 - Community Supply Donation Form