The School of Health Sciences at BCIT is donating a significant number of its supplies and equipment to provincial hospitals to help fight COVID-19.
In a release today, BCIT says its donated materials include 246 boxes of gloves, 94 gowns, 32 boxes of masks, face shields, sanitization wipes, and other useful items for frontline healthcare workers.
Additionally 22 ventilators are being loaned to health authorities, who are in severe need for ventilators to prepare for the surge in patients over the coming weeks.
“This initiative demonstrates the power of people coming together to support one another,” said Kathy Kennedy, associate dean of specialty nursing for BCIT School of Health Sciences, in a statement.
“With collaboration across the school and support from the BCIT Facilities team, we were able to quickly inventory, collect, and contribute medical supplies and equipment to four local health authorities, as well as the industry group that oversees occupational safety to long-term care facilities.”
Their School of Health Sciences provides training for nursing, cardiology, sonography, pediatric, and nuclear medicine.