Personal Protective Equipment Needed & Other Ways to Help

Last Updated: September 29, 2020

As we are all encouraged to stay home to stay safe, supporting our hospitals through our durhamfightscovid19.ca donations page is the safest, fastest and easiest way to help. These donations will be used to fund the urgent and critical needs of our staff and patients including care and comfort supplies, improvements to patient experience including equipment and resources. Your outpouring of generosity means so much to us and we want to express our deepest gratitude during COVID-19.

We will also graciously accept individually packaged, commercially prepared foods for our team members. At this time, for health and safety reasons, we are not accepting buffet-style items like a whole pizza, but individually bagged pizza slices are acceptable.Thank you for continuing to support and nourish our front-line team members.

List of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Lakeridge Health

Personal Protective Equipment Needs

We are also seeking face shields and all types of viral swabs suitable for COVID-19 testing, including: 

  • Chlamydia swabs;
  • Hologic Aptima (white top with clear fluid);
  • Roche Cobas (yellow top and clear fluid); and 
  • Copan (red top and pink fluid).

Please Note: We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of support coming to us from business, industry and individuals. We have received many calls and offers to provide protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks for front line staff. At this time, we are only using commercially produced equipment. Thank you for wanting to help us in this way. Please stay tuned for more information on how you can help as this situation unfolds.

Who to Contact

For more information or to ask a questions about donating PPE and other items please contact our team at 905-576-8711 ext. 36843.  

Where to Donate

Please drop off donations Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lakeridge Health’s Champlain Corporate Office located at 920 Champlain Court, Whitby at the West (main) entrance.