Simcoe County’s long term care homes hoping much-needed medical supply donations will continue to pour in

Care homes join in on county-wide plea for critical supplies

The County of Simcoe runs four long term care facilities, and they’re all going to need more medical equipment.

Like many health care providers, the County’s homes in Orillia, Beeton, Collingwood, and Penetanguishene are having significant difficulties in sourcing personal protective equipment and other critical supplies.

The staff at these facilities care for over 500 vulnerable seniors.

Officials with the long term care homes are pushing that anyone who can get involved in the county-wide plea for donated equipment. The homes will receive equipment out of the stockpile of donations, in order of priority, as determined by the province.

Related: Simcoe County, Muskoka Region join Health Unit in making big push for medical equipment donations

Any amount of the following items is required; medical or industrial grade:

  • N95 masks
  • Surgical masks
  • Face Shields, Goggles or Safety Glasses
  • Disposable gloves (Latex Free)
  • Reusable or Disposable Gowns
  • Medical Thermometers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfectant wipes with a DIN# or with Bleach Cleaner
  • Hand soap

Email Simcoe-purchasing@simcoe.ca if you’re able to help in any way. County officials will work with you to arrange pickup or delivery