Personal protective equipment and products are urgently needed by front-line staff in B.C.’s continuing care sector, which includes staff working in long-term care homes, assisted living residences and home care. Demand for these goods has skyrocketed at the same time supply chains have been cut, putting the health and safety of our healthcare workers and those they care for at risk.
Do you have any extra of these supplies? If you do, then your contribution can make a life-saving difference. Our friends at BC Care Providers are reaching out to those who can contribute any of the following products:
- Examination gloves (e.g. nitrile gloves)
- N95 masks
- Surgical masks (sometimes called medical procedure masks)
- Hand sanitizer
- Hospital-grade disinfection wipes
All contributions must be unused and unopened. BC Care is not accepting any other items, thanks.
You can drop these items off at one of several convenient locations in the Lower Mainland. The final locations will be posted soon at www.bccare.ca and www.safecarebc.ca. A volunteer will accept your donations and the items will be delivered to care providers across B.C.