St. Michael’s Hospital is known as the Urban Angel, for good reason. Our world-class health-care teams are renowned for stopping at nothing to provide compassionate, accessible and equitable health care to everyone who walks through our doors including those experiencing disadvantage. Now, with the global pandemic at our doorstep, there is an urgent need for what most take for granted.
For our most vulnerable community members and for those whose lives have been turned upside down because of layoffs it’s food vouchers, medication, clothing, toiletries, emergency shelter, and phones and data plans because connection to health-care and community support is crucial.
For patients in palliative care it’s tablets to keep them connected with loved ones who can no longer be by their side.
For St. Michael’s frontline staff, who are working around the clock to care for our patients it’s food, a safe place to sleep and other essentials to keep them going.
And now, more than ever, we need to bolster our resources to handle the escalation in COVID-19 patients who will require hospitalization.
That means medical supplies and virtual health assessment kits, to minimize the risk of spread and ensure our teams can provide life-saving interventions to everyone who needs them.
It’s diagnostic tests, specialized equipment and reagents to dramatically scale up assessments for the disease and all the ancillary testing required for COVID-19 patients.
It’s fully outfitted critical care rooms in the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower to treat seriously ill patients, expedite their recovery, and intervene when lives are on the line.
The pandemic is evolving at a fast pace. So are St. Michael’s needs as we respond to it. The Courage Fund enables us to rapidly deploy resources to the areas in most critical need.
Thank you for standing with St. Michael’s Hospital during this global health crisis. You are a vital partner in our efforts to take on the toughest health challenges. And we will tackle this one, and get through it stronger, together.