Big Island Coronavirus Updates

Big Island Hospital Seeks PPE Donations

March 25, 2020, 1:12 PM HST
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North Hawaii Community Hospital.

Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital (QNHCH) is asking for public aid to support personnel on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hospital is participating in a statewide drive to collect personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. QNHCH is asking the community for PPE donations to help supplement the hospital’s supply should needs increase. Items requested include medical-grade goggles, face shields, surgical/N95 masks and gowns/disposable protective suits. All items must be new and in original packaging.

In addition, interested community members with sewing skills are asked to sew face masks. Supplies of facemasks at the hospital are adequate; these hand-sewn masks would only be used if supplies became completely depleted and this is not anticipated.

Two types of hand-sewn masks are requested with video links for size/style/pattern specifications and instructions:

If sewing masks, two different fabrics are requested so staff can quickly tell the outside from the inside of the mask.

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People can drop off items at the hospital’s front entrance Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donation receipts are available.

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For questions, please call Julia Ramos, Fund Development & Volunteer Program Manager, at 808-881-4420 or via email at [email protected].

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