City Requests Donations for Paramedics and Lodge StaffApril 17, 2020
Cornwall Ontario – The City of Cornwall is requesting donations to help protect Cornwall SDG Paramedics and Glen Stor Dun Lodge staff.
“Acquiring personal protective equipment has been a challenge for everyone across the province,” said Mayor Bernadette Clement. “We are grateful for the donations we have received so far, which send a strong message to our frontline staff: we truly are all in this together.”
Much-needed items include:
- One-size fits all, non-breathable, long-sleeved, disposable gowns
- One-size fits all surgical masks
- One-size fits all face shields
- One-size fits all goggles
- 3M 1870 and 1870+ N95 respirators
Groups looking to donate items should contact Deputy Chief Wayne Markell at 613-551-7340 or wmarkell [at] cornwall.ca.
The City has received donations in the past few weeks. PPE donors include United Steel Workers Canada Local 13292, South Glengarry Fire, St Lawrence College, Canadian Tire, Children’s Aid Society, ICOR Technology, La Cité Collégiale, The Ottawa Hospital, and Morbern.
City of Cornwall purchasing staff are also working to acquire the protective equipment required by paramedics, personal support workers, and nurses.
- Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services provides 24-hour 365-day emergency coverage to over 111,000 residents and responds to over 14,000 requests for emergent service and non- emergent inter-facility transfers annually.
- Glen Stor Dun Lodge is a 132 bed municipal home for the aged, providing support to citizens of the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
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