Vancouver, BC., April 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — Sprott Shaw College (“Sprott Shaw”) announces that it will join the fight against COVID-19. Sprott Shaw will donate approximately 5,000 pieces of medical supplies to the healthcare sector in Metro Vancouver. Also, Sprott Shaw has organized qualified staff, healthcare faculty members and student volunteers in fighting the frontline battles at hospitals, senior care homes, and other community centres. Collectively, Sprott Shaw has donated gloves, surgical and N95 masks, alcohol swabs, face shields, and other protective medical supplies that hospitals such as the Vancouver General Hospital and the Royal Inland Hospital may urgently need.
“In the Metro Vancouver area, we have Health Care Assistant students and instructors who are completing and leading clinical experiences in long-term care settings, hospitals, and senior homes,” continued Victor Tesan. “Several of our staff members have also returned to work at their respective sites at the Vancouver General Hospital, Richmond General Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital, and St. Paul’s Hospital. Also, our entire Level 4 Practical Nursing Access cohort has decided to take leave from their program and work at the respective healthcare facilities within their community.”
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