Northwell Health donates US $18,000 worth of PPE to support GPHC’s COVID-19 response

– The donation of personal protective equipment will help keep healthcare workers safe

Northwell Health through the Center for Global Health (CGH) has donated medical supplies containing personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) in support of the hospital’s response to COVID-19.

The protective equipment to keep healthcare workers safe includes 12,000 KN-95 masks, 10,200 surgical masks, 3200 isolation gowns and 1800 face shield s.  In total, Northwell Health has gifted US $18,000 worth of medical supplies to the GPHC as part of the intuition’s commitment to support the Corporation’s preparedness and response to COVID-19.

“We hope the supplies provided will help you in fighting the current surge of COVID-19 cases in Guyana,” wrote the Director of Global Health, Dr. Eric Cioe-Pena to GPHC’s Chairman Dr. Madan Rambaran who lauded the donation as a practical contribution to the Corporation’s ongoing efforts.

The provision of adequate PPE for healthcare workers is an essential component of COVID-19 management, particularly for those who work in highly exposed environments. As an institution that prioritizes the health of its staff, the GPHC cannot underscore the importance of this substantive donation from Northwell.

Northwell Health has been a longstanding partner of the GPHC and has supported the intuition for many years through several training and capacity building initiatives. Although the disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the delivery of regular programmes, the GPHC is extremely grateful for Northwell’s assistance for Guyana’s healthcare workers through this timely donation will be very useful to protect frontline staff as they continue their dedication to patient care.