A big thank you goes out to all of the production/wardrobe crew and seamstresses at the Shaw Festival for putting together re-usable isolation gowns for our team. The Niagara North Family Health Team has seven locations – five in St. Catharines and two in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and we have been struggling with maintaining enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for use during patient visits, particularly the disposable isolation gowns.
While patterns are easily available, materials and sewers were not. Tim Jennings, executive director, and Don Finlayson, production director, were quick to lend their support to the project. The wardrobe crew has put together over 80 gowns to date, and continues to leverage their resources to get fabric and supplies.
The Niagara North Family Health Team is grateful for all of their work which will allow us to continue our work while protecting our staff and patients. Their work is truly a reflection of the community spirit that can shine through during a crisis. A big thank you once again to all of the team at the Shaw.
Mary Keith, Niagara North Health Team