DSO Donates Masks and Gloves to Toronto Hospitals

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The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and North York General Hospital in Toronto have received a substantial supply of gloves and surgical masks from dentalcorp, Canada’s largest network of dental practices, according to the company.

The donation was in response to the urgent need for personal protective equipment (PPE) to support frontline healthcare workers in the battle against the coronavirus, dentalcorp said. The scarcity of critical supplies in recent weeks, particularly N95 masks, has raised caused for concern among healthcare workers, the company added.

“As a healthcare company, providing safe and effective care to our communities is our utmost priority,” said Graham Rosenberg, dentalcorp’s founder and CEO.

“We are indebted to our brave healthcare practitioners who are working tirelessly on the frontlines every day to help keep us safe. And we are committed to providing support in any way we can to help flatten the curve,” Rosenberg said.

“We are grateful to corporate leaders like dentalcorp for their continued commitment to improving child health, especially during these unprecedented times,” said Kevin Goldthorp, president and chief development officer at SickKids Foundation.

“Their generous donation of essential personal protective equipment supports ongoing measures for COVID-19 preparedness at SickKids and will help ensure that frontline staff can continue to provide the best possible care,” said Goldthorp. 

“Leadership in times of crisis can take many forms and thinking beyond corporate self-interest is but one,” said Terry Pursell, president and CEO of North York General Foundation.

“This donation made by the dentalcorp team will directly support those on the frontlines facing COVID-19 day in and day out. Donations of PPE are essential to meet this crisis head-on, and on behalf of the community we serve, we are profoundly grateful,” said Pursell.

Regulatory authorities in Canada have limited dental practices to treating emergency cases only. With 450 practices across the country, dentalcorp says it is uniquely positioned to leverage its resources and relationships to support the healthcare industry. 

“We understand the dire need for personal protective equipment, and we are working diligently with our suppliers to secure more materials for local hospitals,” said Rosenberg. “We will continue to donate and offer our support as we work through this crisis together.”

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