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May 11, 2020
Oxford healthcare workers receive donation of personal protective equipment from Bruce Power

17,000 surgical masks to be distributed to front-line workers


Oxford County has received a donation of 17,000 surgical masks from Bruce Power to aid front-line healthcare workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The donation is part of larger commitment by Bruce Power to provide over 100 front-line organizations and Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care with 1.2 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE), the largest private-sector donation of PPE in Canada to date.

The surgical masks were delivered to Oxford County Paramedic Services in Woodstock, which is coordinating distribution of local donations on behalf of hospitals, paramedics, long-term care workers, primary care physicians and other health professionals. Donations are distributed daily and weekly based on priority level and/or most urgent need within the community.

Oxford County’s healthcare partners continue to work together to collect and distribute donations of PPE among all healthcare partners working in the Oxford County community.



What do front-line healthcare workers need?

  • Face masks - surgical masks / procedural masks / other types
  • Disposable isolation gowns
  • Shield masks & headbands / goggles
  • N95 masks & filters
  • Latex-free gloves – unopened packages preferred
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Cleaning agents and disinfectant wipes



How to donate supplies?


There are two ways to donate: drop-off or pick-up.

  • Drop-off at one of the following central locations:

In Woodstock

In Ingersoll

In Tillsonburg

Oxford County
Paramedic Services

377 Mill St.

Alexandra Hospital
Ingersoll

29 Noxon St.

Tillsonburg District
Memorial Hospital

167 Rolph St.

Blue drop-off bin. Please use back entrance off of Sales Dr. (accessed via Parkinson Rd. or Juliana Dr.)

Drop-off bin located at the east, rear loading dock at the hospital. Monday – Friday:
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Yellow drop-off bin located across the street from the hospital, in front of the staff parking lot.

  • Arrange a pick-up
    • Please contact donations@oxchc.ca or call 1-800-755-0394, ext. 3550 to arrange a pick-up. Please have details including type of item and quantity ready to assist with arrangements.

For more information about this unified approach to personal protective equipment donation collection, please visit www.oxfordppedonations.ca


 

Comment


Larry Martin, Oxford County Warden

“On behalf of Oxford County’s healthcare partners, and all the residents of Oxford County, I want to thank Bruce Power for this generous donation of personal protective equipment. We rely on our hospitals and long-term care homes to keep our residents safe. Protecting our front-line healthcare workers, so they can continue to care for those who are ill, is key. In small communities like Oxford, healthcare workers are more than just caregivers. They are our neighbours, our friends, our family, and essential members of our community. We sincerely appreciate all efforts to keep them safe.”


Oxford County is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Get updates at www.oxfordcounty.ca/COVID-19