Haywood Regional Medical Center Accepting Donations of Medical and Protective Supplies and Equipment
April 1, 2020
In response to questions about how members of the community can assist in the region’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response, Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) today announced that it is accepting donations of unused and handmade medical and protective supplies and equipment. This move is part of HRMC’s ongoing efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for increased needs of personal protective equipment (PPE), which healthcare providers across the nation are experiencing.
The hospital can accept the following unused medical and protective supplies and equipment:
- Disposable face masks including surgical masks and earloop masks
- Respirator masks rated N95 or higher
- Face shields and goggles designed to protect eyes
- Disposable gowns such as medical/dental gowns as well as impervious or isolation gowns
- Disposable non-latex gloves
- Disposable surgical caps
- Disposable foot covers
- Antimicrobial wipes
- Hand sanitizer
At this time, HRMC cannot accept medical devices, medications or linens. Those with supplies and equipment to donate may contact Debbie Moody at 828.452.8265 to arrange delivery.
Homemade masks are being collected by the Haywood County EMS in a central location to serve needs within the county. Homemade masks may be brought to the Haywood Baptist Association Building at 228 Edwards Road in Clyde. There is a drop-box for after-hours collection.
For more information about homemade masks and other general COVID-19 questions, call the Haywood County COVID-19 Helpline at 828.356.2019. Click here for updates on hospital COVID-19 preparedness.