MARKHAM, ONT. — Hydro One has donated $25,000 to Markham Stouffville Hospital in Markham, Ont. to assist with the purchase of ventilators and other urgent life-saving equipment to aid those on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19.
Thanks to donor support, including Hydro One, the hospital was able to purchase 20 ventilators and other critical equipment to support COVID-19 response efforts.
“This significant contribution to Markham Stouffville Hospital means additional life-saving equipment and expanded capacity at the hospital in the case of a second wave,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti in a statement. “Hydro One has deep roots in our community as Markham is home to its Customer Service Centre. Our collective response has made all the difference, and we sincerely appreciate the leadership, generosity and commitment to supporting our health care workers and our community as we combat COVID-19.”
In the spring, Hydro One announced that employees from its customer service operations would be supporting the Ministry of Health by contacting travellers entering Ontario to ensure they comply with Canada’s mandatory quarantine measures to combat COVID-19, states a Hydro One release, adding with customer service staff providing timely guidance on how to self-isolate and spot the symptoms of the virus, the company continues to find new ways to offer support where it is needed.