To ensure community efforts are focused where they are most needed at this critical time, PRHC is asking our community to follow the guidelines below when considering how they can contribute: 

PRHC has partnered with the City of Peterborough to accept donations of the following much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) items and supplies:

  • Small syringes – 1ml or smaller with a minimum 1 inch needle length and 22-25 gauge
  • Protective gloves (nitrile only)
  • Protective gowns (AAMI, L2 rating or greater)
  • Face shields
  • N-95 masks
  • Ear loop masks (ASTMF2100-11, L2 rating or greater) with and without face shield
  • Respirator masks – full and half P100 (small, medium and large sizes)
  • Filters – Particulate P100 Bayonet 3M7093
  • Hand sanitizer (79% ethanol or 60%-70% isopropyl alcohol

Organizations and individuals who have any of the above supplies on-hand – both opened or unopened – and wish to donate them should email mdarwin@prhc.on.ca.

At this time, due to the nature of COVID-19, the hospital is unable to accept donations of food/drink for hospital staff (until further notice).

PRHC has received an incredible amount of community support for our 1000 Mask Challenge since it launched in April 2020. While our need for homemade/non-medical masks has decreased since the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still accepting mask donations to provide to PRHC patients and visitors who arrive at the hospital without one.

The Public Health Agency of Canada is now recommending that Canadians wear a three-layer non-medical mask with a middle filter layer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can find material recommendations for a three-layer mask here. Please contact Bonnie Mackey at bmackey@prhc.on.ca or by phone at 705-743-2121 x. 3325 with questions related to mask donations.

Anyone who wants to contribute to the hospital’s efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic is encouraged to make a donation to the PRHC Foundation in support of critical investments in lifesaving equipment and technology, and supports for patients and frontline healthcare workers. Donors can also send a special thank you message to PRHC’s doctors, nurses and staff. Visit www.prhcfoundation.ca or call 705-876-5000.