St. Lawrence College helps local hospitals in the fight against COVID-19March 26, 2020
Cornwall Ontario – St. Lawrence College has donated a state-of-the-art ventilator to the Cornwall Community Hospital, along with other important supplies, to support the efforts to help the community cope with the care of local residents during this COVID-19 crisis.
In addition to the above, St. Lawrence College (SLC) is also donating two state-of-the-art ventilators to the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). All three ventilators were purchased last year. Other important supplies have been donated to the Brockville General Hospital and the Brockville Mental Health Centre .
These efforts include the donation of more than 20 boxes of examination gloves in various sizes and 6000 masks amongst the three hospitals, as well as hand sanitizer. The requests were coordinated through administration at the hospitals and Barb Le Blanc, Associate Dean, School of Baccalaureate Nursing, and the supplies were delivered by the lab technicians at both campuses.
“It is important to us that we provide whatever help we can to our community partners during this extraordinary situation,” said Ms. Le Blanc. “We care about the health and welfare of the communities we serve and are committed to working with our partners throughout this.”
The college is continuing to distribute remaining inventory of personal protective equipment (PPE) to community agencies this week and has provided local public health officials with specifications of on-campus labs dedicated to health sciences, for possible use in the future. Additionally, eight 3D printers owned by the college have been loaned to produce mask components in Kingston, in an initiative being jointly run by Queen’s University and local health organizations.
“Contributing in this essential way speaks to the valuable relationships we have with our partners in health care during this critical time of need,” said Glenn Vollebregt, SLC President and CEO. “We will do whatever we can to help our frontline healthcare workers stay safe and able to care for those who are in need.”
About St. Lawrence College
St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario, with campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. St. Lawrence College consistently ranks as one of Ontario’s leading community colleges, preparing students for the global economy with relevant, practical, and experiential learning opportunities. Offering over 100 full-time programs, St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 10,000 full-time students, and more than 99,000 alumni.
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