Delaware County’s three major health providers are asking the community to donate much-needed supplies to cope with an anticipated increase in coronavirus cases next week, writes Katheleen E. Carey for the Daily Times.
Riddle Hospital, through its parent company Main Line Health, has set up a website asking for donations.
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital has a donation center 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at its West Lobby entrance at 1500 Lansdowne Ave. in Darby Borough.
Crozer-Keystone Health System officials are also asking the community for donations.
The three providers need masks, gowns, Lysol cleansing wipes and hand sanitizer.
Delaware County Emergency Services has a donation line – 1-800-253-3102 – for larger donations from businesses, schools and larger contributors of medical equipment and cleaning supplies.
“We currently have enough supplies – including N95 masks for our team,” said Jack Lynch, FACHE president and CEO, Main Line Health, parent company of Riddle Hospital. “However, our concern — like that of many health systems in our region and across the country – is maintaining supply well into the future, as there is uncertainty with how long the pandemic will continue.”
Donated items need to be new and unopened. Homemade items cannot be accepted.
Read more about local efforts to procure medical supplies here.