Our Foundation office is temporarily closed, with staff working remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our staff, donors, and partners is our top priority. We are committed to remaining in touch with our donors and partners outside of face-to-face meetings.
How you can help
Contribute towards the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help purchase life-saving equipment including ventilators, transportation ventilators and other emerging essential needs to support patient care at MSH.
If you prefer to make your gift over the phone, please call 905-472-7059.
To combat COVID-19, our MSH team currently needs gowns and N95 masks in large quantities. These items are essential to offer the best protection for our patients and staff. If you’re interested in donating supplies, please visit helpmsh.ca/ppe-drive.
Thank Your MSH Hero
During these critical days and weeks, you can count on our MSH Heroes to take care of you and our community. Despite the risk to themselves, our doctors, nurses and all our staff on the frontlines are doing whatever they need to do to keep us safe. To see our MSH Heroes in action or to make your gift of gratitude visit mshheroes.ca.
Create a virtual fundraiser
Personal fundraising pages are a great way to support our frontline team and our community. Join MSH to combat COVID-19 by collecting donations online. Create a fundraising page now.
Support an Event
As we do everything we can to ensure the health and well-being of our patients and our community, our 2020 signature events have been cancelled or postponed. If you were invited to a Foundation event, you may have received an update from our team. Check back for regular updates or support a current virtual event at mshf.on.ca/calendar.
Learn more about MSH's Assessment Centre, visitor restrictions and other information related COVID-19. Visit msh.on.ca to learn more.
In response to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our region, MSH opened a COVID-19 Assessment Centre on March 18, 2020. And since then, the dedicated team of interprofessional staff has performed a staggering amount of tests – over 40,000 swabs!
The team in the Assessment Centre comprised of nurses, registered practical nurses, allied health professionals, physicians (primary care and emergency), registration clerks and support services staff is focused on delivering safe, high quality care to each and every person who comes to the Assessment Centre.
As cold and flu season approaches, along with the anticipated second wave of COVID-19, more and more people, including more children, are expected to flock to testing centres and Emergency departments. Because of this, MSH is preparing to manage the expected flu and COVID-19 surge in the community through an expansion of the COVID-19 Assessment Centre. This innovative and integrated community-driven initiative will ensure timely access to care at the right time in the right setting by the right health care provider.
The expanded Assessment Centre will comprise of ten assessment bays and will help keep our Emergency Department from overcrowding with patients needing tests.
What makes the Assessment Centre at MSH so successful is the staff’s courage and ability to adjust to meet the changing needs of our patients, community and hospital. What started as a walk-in for symptomatic patients and changed to an appointment model to minimize wait time and crowding, has most recently grown with the addition of registration staff to manage the significant upswing in volumes.
With the expansion of the Assessment Centre in preparation for the expected COVID-19 and flu surge, MSH is committed to keeping our community safe and healthy.