Leamington growers give Erie Shores Healthcare’s COVID-19 Response Fund a boost

Erie Shores Healthcare in Leamington October 29. 2014 file photo. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

Aphria and Double Diamond Farms in Leamington want to make sure frontline healthcare workers at Erie Shores Healthcare have what they need to fight COVID-19, so they have donated to the hospital’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

Director of Communications and Public Relations Arms Bumanlag did not want to say how much the donation was for, but said it was significant and will go along ways towards what the hospital needs.

“Due to their generosity, Erie Shores HealthCare will have additional resources needed to support healthcare professionals, purchase equipment, and technology to help the hospital navigate through these unprecedented times,” read a release from the hospital.

Last week, the Erie Shores Health Foundation launched a series of COVID-19 initiatives and said it had received an overwhelming response from the community since.

The hospital has received donated homemade masks for patients to wear and is reaching out to the community for homemade scrubs.

It also needs or surgical caps and gowns.

“This is beyond amazing and thank you does not begin to describe how immensely grateful we are,” said Christine Colautti, the executive director of Erie Shores Health Foundation. “In addition to providing much-needed resources to the hospital, they have given this community something more valuable and priceless in return; hope.”