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COVID-19: Donations

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Homemade cloth masks (community masks)

Horizon appreciates the outpouring of support and generosity of donations of homemade cloth masks. For the health and safety of our patients, clients and visitors, we no longer accept donations of community cloth facemasks.

This decision is based on the organization's ability to assess and meet new Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) guidelines regarding community cloth facemasks (non-medical masks and face coverings).

Horizon is grateful to members of the community, for their generosity in donating more than 7,500 community cloth facemasks over the last several months. These facemasks were distributed to visitors and outpatients.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including N95 Respirators

There has been a lot of recent discussion in the public discourse and in the media about how N95 respirators are being used, how they function and whether health care organizations have enough of them on hand.

While we appreciate the outpouring of support we've received from members of the public who have been willing to donate homemade personal protective equipment (PPE), the best way for the public to support our staff at this time is by staying home and practicing physical distancing.

Any certified manufacturers wishing to supply New Brunswick's health care system with PPE can contact Service New Brunswick by emailing SPsuppliers@snb.ca or fournisseursAS@snb.ca.

Baby Monitors

Horizon appreciates the public's generosity and interest to donate equipment to our hospitals during this current pandemic. We are currently unable to accept donations of baby monitors.

We understand that the intent behind the donations is to assist staff when caring for patients who may require isolation. Baby monitors may present issues with safety, security and privacy, therefore we ask that members of the public refrain from dropping off baby monitors at our hospitals.

Horizon is currently exploring safer and more secure options to enhance what already exists.  

Last updated: November 16, 2020