The masks are being distributed by doctors at the Lakeshore General and McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Although mainly going to these 2 hospital facilities, the doctors have sent some to the following centers as well:
- Lakeshore General Hospital
- MUHC Glen site (Cedars Cancer Center, Shriners Hospital)
- Montreal General Hospital
- Montreal Children’s Hospital
- Ste-Anne Veteran’s Hospital
- St. Mary’s Hospital Center
- Lachine Hospital
- Douglas Mental Health University Institute
- CLSC Pierrefonds
- CLSC Lac St-Louis (in Pointe-Claire)
- CHSLD Herron
- CHSLD Manoir Beaconsfield
- CHSLD West Island Manor
- CHSLD Benjamin Viger
- Batshaw Youth & Family Centers
- Action jeunesse de l’Ouest-de-l’Île (AJOI)
- Baie d’Urfé Rescue Squad
- Residence Le Vivalis
- West Island Cancer Wellness Centre
- West Island Palliative Care Residence
- Brunswick Medical Center
- Medical clinics in Iqaluit
Our masks serve to extend supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) but also send a signal to the staff at these facilities that our community is supporting them and thanking them for their efforts through this pandemic.
At the Lakeshore General Hopsital, the masks are being given to every patient arriving at the hospital including in the Emergency Room, Oncology and Hemodialysis.
At the MUHC, many masks went to doctors for use in non-patient contact areas of the hospital to help extend PPE supplies. At the Children’s, masks are being used by Operating Room personnel, surgeons, anesthetists, inhalation therapists, nurses and administrative staff, with one recipient commenting: “…they are beautiful, well made and comfortable to wear. Thank you so much for this, we really do appreciate the gift and will very much use this every day.”
They are also being used by the Department of Medicine (MGH and Glen sites) as well as in the Rheumatology and Nephrology departments.
At St. Mary’s Hospital Center, masks are being used in the Psychiatry department.
Several thank you messages and letters have been received: