Help us fight COVID-19. Donations Welcomed.

Published On: March 27, 2020

Help us fight COVID-19. Donate your masks, gloves and other critical protective equipment to help keep us safe.

To help nurses, doctors, and other front-line health professionals combat COVID-19, we need equipment to keep us and our patients safe.

We are asking the community to donate unused & unopened masks, gowns, gloves, and eye protection to those who need it most. Across Ontario, there is an impending shortage of this critical equipment in our hospitals and health-care settings.

Those in the veterinary, construction, salon, tattoo, dentistry and cosmetic surgery industries may have access to this vital equipment.


We are gratefully accepting*:

  • N95 masks (unopened boxes)
  • Disposable or Reusable Face Shield Visors and Neck Coverings
  • Medical grade masks
  • Reusable Respirators and Cartridges
  • Tyvek Suits
  • Portable HEPA filters
  • Medical Grade Monitors (not home blood pressure units)
  • Disposable Hood Masks
  • Surgical gowns
  • Protective medical goggles

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept previously used masks, gowns, gloves or goggles. It would be appreciated if donations could be clearly marked “St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital COVID-19 Donation.” Thank you for your generosity and support.

Dropping off donations

Please drop off your donation at the East entrance of the hospital (189 Elm Street, St. Thomas) between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Proper precautions have been put in place to ensure safety during drop-off of supplies.

Questions about other potential items for donation or other inquiries? Please email

Thank you.