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COVID-19: Donations & Supplies

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We are grateful to the many generous members of our community who have stepped forward with offers for our staff and physicians. We kindly request that anyone who would like to make a donation, please contact us first.

Donations for staff

Donations from our community play a significant role in supporting our people during COVID-19. In addition to donations that directly support the delivery of patient care, HHS will seek to accept donations that:

  • Show community support for health care workers
  • Provide items intended to assist our workforce to pause, reset and nourish (food, drink, other items)

Note: Questions about donations should be directed to the requested unit or site administrators.

Toy donations

On behalf of McMaster Children’s Hospital, we thank you for thinking of us and supporting the programming offered to our patients and families. Our first priority is patient safety and for that reason, we need to be very specific about our guidelines. For infection control reasons, all donations must be pre-approved by the Child Life department. We will not accept items that are dropped off without prior approval. As a result of our visiting policies and in keeping with public health guidelines, donors will not be allowed to enter the hospital.

To have your donations pre-approved and to learn about donation drop-off days and times, please review the wish list and contact the child-life program at McMaster Children’s Hospital.

Financial donations

We are truly grateful for all your offers of support at this time. Should you wish to make a financial donation to support Hamilton Health Sciences’ highest priority needs, please visit Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation’s Covid-19 Response Page. If you would like to speak to someone about a financial donation, please leave a message at 905-522-3863 and a staff member will contact you.

Personal Protective Equipment (and other essential supplies)

Due to the generous nature of our community and our staff’s hard and dedicated work to supply critical PPE items, HHS is no longer in need of further Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) donations. Thank you for your generosity and thinking of HHS.

Everyone at HHS is awed by the tremendous support shown by the community. In particular, donations of PPE were a concrete illustration of the togetherness that is so evident among Ontarians currently. HHS staff and physicians appreciate the availability of PPE that helps them stay safe and healthy and care for patients. They know they are not alone in the fight against COVID-19 and that sustains their spirits during challenging times.

Selling supplies

We appreciate offers from members of our community and local businesses who would like to sell equipment and supplies to Hamilton Health Sciences. To help us ensure a timely response to your inquiry, please email purchasePPE@hhsc.ca. Someone will get back to you shortly.