Ontario just received a donation of 600,000 pieces of personal protective equipment
Ontario has just received an extremely generous donation of crucial personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line healthcare workers helping to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hospitals across the province and the world have been scrambling to secure items such as face masks, medical gowns, face shields, goggles and gloves, which are essential when treating COVID-19 patients but are in drastically short supply these days.
Thankfully, electricity generating company Bruce Power has just stepped up to donate 600,000 pieces of PPE to the province.
Thank you @Bruce_Power! This morning when I was speaking to @NewsBayshore they announced they are donating 60,000 pieces of protective equipment to help us in the fight against COVID-19. This is the incredible #OntarioSpirit https://t.co/uEmxNRJMp0— Doug Ford (@fordnation) April 1, 2020
Mike Rencheck, the CEO of the Tiverton, Ontario-based conglomerate, shared the news with Premier Doug Ford over local radio today, with Ford calling it "the largest donation we've received so far."
Rencheck added that Bruce will use its "logistics and supply chain to get this equipment to the front lines as soon as possible." The company will be sourcing the products from its own existing stock, as well as from forthcoming purchases.
The news comes at a time when some nurses in Ontario have been advised to wear surgical masks "until grossly soiled" due to severely scarce resources.
Businesses ranging from hockey equipment company Bauer, to small graphics manufacturing companies, to post-secondary institutions have recently started using their resources and machinery — including 3D printers — to create pieces of the much-needed items for Canadian hospitals.
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