There has been a great response and profound goodwill in trying to source community supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Thank you!
In order to focus everybody’s efforts, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) is asking the public to contact Bill Earthy at William.Earthy@viha.ca in Facilities, Maintenance & Operations at NRGH prior to making a donation. To manage email volume, please put “Community PPE” in the subject line. This is to try to avoid multiple non-coordinated efforts throughout the community and to minimize confusion. NRGH will then coordinate deliveries to the hospital on a controlled basis. Once confirmed, donations can be dropped off to: 3151 Barons Road, Nanaimo on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm only.
Items that are welcomed include:
- N95 masks
- Surgical masks
- Procedure masks
- Procedure masks with shields
- Disposable Gowns
- Hand santizer
Currently, NRGH is not accepting homemade mask and cloth gowns.
Thank you for supporting your local hospital and the incredible staff who continue to deliver excellent patient care!