Norfolk General Hospital and Norfolk County Paramedic Services team up to send medical supplies to Ukraine

Norfolk General Hospital (NGH), in partnership with Norfolk County Paramedic Services, are showing their support to people in Ukraine by sending immediate medical relief as fighting across the country continues.

Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned in a statement that thousands of lives are at risk as the supplies of medical oxygen are running low throughout Ukraine.

“NGH stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and we are ready to provide whatever support we can in their hour of need,” said Interim President and CEO Kim Mullins.

NGH and Norfolk County Paramedic Services will be donating medical kits with supplies that are close to the end of their use date such as needles, syringes, IV tubing, oxygen tubing, PPE, and surgical items to the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations-Canada (UOSSM Canada) – an independent, non-profit, non-government, medical, humanitarian organization, to ensure the medical supplies get to the people in Ukraine.

“In situations like these it’s important to band together and provide support where we can,” said Chief of Paramedic Services, Sarah Page. “Norfolk County was happy for the opportunity to work with NGH to provide medical supplies, particularly PPE, to UOSSM Canada.”

As the conflict continues to escalate in Ukraine, both Norfolk General Hospital and Norfolk County are thinking of those affected, especially residents, patients, families, staff, and physicians with family and friends in Eastern Europe.