The coronavirus pandemic has put immense strain on the healthcare industry, restricting access to vital hospital resources. Constantine is committed to supporting the Southlake Regional Health Centre, to ensure it can continue to deliver world-class care and services to its patients in Newmarket, Ont. To assist the hospital through these challenging and unprecedented times, and ensure they have the ventilators and tools to effectively manage the ongoing pandemic, Constantine is proud to announce its support of the Southlake Foundation’s COVID-19 Action Fund.
“Southlake is screening all patients at entry points to the hospital. We have closed some entrances and will not be accepting visitors effective March 19,” Southlake reports on the health centre’s website. To accommodate the influx of patients visiting the hospital for emergency services, a COVID-19 Assessment Centre has been opened in the Ambulance Bay of the emergency department. “It is important to note that not all patients who are sent to the Assessment Centre will be tested. Patients will be assessed by a physician who will make the clinical determination if a test is required.”
Southlake has undertaken a number of measures to protect both its patients and hospital staff. During these difficult times, a wellness cart — referred to internally as the Lavender Cart — is circulating hospital wards offering snacks and beverages to hospital workers. The senior leadership team has also been providing free coffee and tea for all Southlake staff, available at the on-campus Tim Hortons.
The COVID-19 action fund is collected and managed by the Southlake Foundation, a charitable organization run by the hospital with one clear mandate: to support Southlake’s innovative, leading-edge hospital, its expert staff — and the community it serves.
As indicated on the Foundation’s website, “Any funds received beyond the needs of the COVID-19 pandemic will be applied to Southlake’s highest priority equipment needs.” Should you wish to support Southlake’s COVID-19 Action Fund, please visit southlake.ca/foundation