St. Joseph Healthcare Puts Out Plea for PPE Donations
St. Joseph Healthcare is asking for help from anyone with access to personal protective gear.
So far, Maine's hospitals have been able to handle the COVID-19 cases in the state. But if the virus continues to spread, they could easily become overwhelmed. And even if they have enough beds, one priority has to be to protect their own employees from becoming infected. That means they need a generous supply of personal protective gear, to keep doctors and nurses healthy, so they can continue to help the sick.
St. Joseph Healthcare has taken to social media to ask for help filling the supply closets with personal protective equipment. They need N95 respirators, non-venting safety goggles, face shields, and disposable masks and gloves. Anyone with access to a supply of these items is encouraged to drop them off in donation bins, located at the Broadway entrance to St. Joseph's Hospital.