A Kingston woman is raising funds to purchase masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff at the Kingston General Hospital.
Hospitals in Canada are beginning to face a shortage of face masks and other protective gear due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The shortage of PPE has become more concerning to hospital staff as the number of COVID-19 cases rise throughout the world.
Even though the provincial government has assured Canadians that there is not a shortage, they are asking that businesses provide proper medical masks and other supplies if they are able to do so.
Now, Lynette Johnson, a Kingston woman, is taking matters into her own hands by raising funds to purchase masks and PPE for staff at the Kingston General Hospital — a hospital where she says her mother has worked for several years.
Johnson has created a GoFundMe page called Help nurses in Kingston purchase PPE.
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“I didn’t choose to become a doctor or a nurse so I can’t help in that way, but I can use technology to help gather resources and reach out to people,” says Johnson.
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