Pacific Coast Partners with SafeCareBC
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shortage of personal protective equipment for health care workers in BC. To curb this shortage for frontline workers across the province, Pacific Coast Health Services has partnered up with SafeCare BC to help out with Operation Protect.
What is Operation Protect?
Operation Protect is an effort to help healthcare workers who help all of us. This incredibly important cause is lead by SafeCare BC, which is working with BC’s Ministry of Health to collect personal protective equipment. Donations collected will be added to the provincial supply, then distributed to hospitals and other care organizations, including long-term care, home care, community health support, and assisted living facilities.
How is Pacific Coast Helping?
We will be taking in and housing donations that will be sent to Provincial Stores for redistribution.
How Can You Help
We are urgently asking individuals and organizations to donate any spare personal protective equipment that they may have. Items include examination gloves, surgical masks, protective gowns, eye protection, hand sanitizer and medical-grade disinfectant wipes.
Some specific needs are:
Surgical masks (approved by the FDA)
Hand sanitizer (60% alcohol or higher)
Medical-grade disinfection wipes
Eye protection (glasses, goggles, and face shields)
N95, N99, and N100 masks (approved by the FDA, NIOSH, or CSA)
R95, R99, and R100 masks (approved by the FDA, NIOSH, or CSA)
P95, P99, and P100 masks (approved by the FDA, NIOSH, or CSA)
Elastomeric half- or full-facepiece respirators (including filters)
Powered air-purifying respirator (and accessories)
All donations must be unused and unopened.
Healthcare workers need this equipment to protect themselves and provide safe, quality care. Without it, they’re at higher risk of injury or illness. These workers are on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they need our support today.
Please note: our office is currently closed to the public without an appointment. As such pickups and drop offs of all donations must be arranged through the SafeCareBC website. For security purposes donated equipment will be stored at an undisclosed secure location.
Thank you in advance for your support.