Three Asks From Hospital Workers in Ontario
Personal protection equipment
By far the most prominent need facing hospital workers is personal protection equipment, now widely known as PPE. This includes N95 masks, procedural masks, eye protection like visors and shields, disposable gloves and gowns, and hand sanitizer. One doctor we spoke with notes that donations are most effective when made directly to the frontline, like an emergency room or ICU. This gets them into the hands of those who need them right away, avoiding any bureaucratic red tape.
If you can help supply or distribute any of these items, click here.
Medical workers are putting themselves at risk every day, but when they go home, they’re also putting their families at risk. Medical workers with family members who have suppressed immune systems, are elderly, or otherwise at higher risk need a place to stay while they do their life-saving work.
If you’re in the hospitality industry or can otherwise help provide accommodations to medical workers, click here.
Childcare & eldercare
With medical students stepping in to help on the frontlines, and temporary childcare services at capacity, healthcare workers need all the help they can get caring for their children and elderly relatives. These are often services provided by medical students, and their absence is really felt at a time when these services are needed more than ever.
If you are able to help with childcare and eldercare, click here.
At The Home Front we’re continuously working with the medical community to provide the most up-to-date resources on how people can help. Check back frequently for the best ways to make an impact.