Hamilton Memorial Hospital is welcoming fabric masks from the community as they prepare for COVID-19. Orders for standard/disposable masks are on long back orders, due to both demand and supply chain issues. Other hospitals across the country are reporting the same supply concerns.
According to, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus, fabric masks are a crisis response option when other supplies have been exhausted. “Before the modern-day disposable masks, washable fabric masks were once the standard for hospitals, and even though it’s less than ideal, we want to do our best to protect our staff and patients alike during this pandemic,” said Patty Blazier, Chief Nursing Officer. The fabric masks will have to meet certain criteria, but you can find that information on HMHD’s Facebook page or at below.
If you would like to make a mask/masks donation to Hamilton Memorial Hospital, call Bethany Reyling, Marketing & PR Manager at 618.838.0857 to arrange a time for drop off. Collected masks will be immediately sent to laundry to be prepared for use, and any surplus in supplies will be distributed to other organizations in need.
Details about making/delivering fabric masks for our staff:
1.The pattern is courtesy of the Turban Project ( https://turbanproject.com/patterns )
2.Use tightly-woven cotton fabric.
3.Please remember that both women and men in a variety of roles may wear these masks.
4.When your masks are complete, please call Bethany Reyling at 618.838.0857 to arrange delivery. You will be met in the facility parking lot at a pre-arranged time.
5. Collected masks will be immediately sent to laundry to be prepared for use.
6. Any surplus masks will be distributed to other organizations in need.