Cape Fear Valley Health is asking the public for donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks and gloves. Hospital officials also announced Cape Fear Valley is rescheduling all non-essential surgeries and procedures.
“Like many other health systems nationwide, Cape Fear Valley Health’s supply chain for personal protective equipment (PPE) is feeling the stress of the COVID-19 outbreak,” the health system wrote in a press release Monday. “The health system is asking the public for donations of PPE. Tattoo parlors, nail salons, dentists, optometrists, audiologists, car painting and detailing businesses, as well as house painters and construction companies often use masks, gloves in their work.”
A list of the needed items includes:
Surgical Masks with Shields
Ear Loop Masks
Nasal Swabs for medical use
Eye Protection – to include safety goggles/glasses
Gloves – disposable, Nitril or non-latex preferred
Gowns – disposable
Shoe Covers – disposable
Hand Sanitizer – greater than 60% alcohol
Liquid Hand Soap
Ventilators – medical grade
Home sewers can pick up fabric and instructions to make cloth masks at JoAnn Fabrics, which is donating the supplies to assist hospitals. JoAnn Fabrics is located at 1800 Skibo Road in Cross Creek Plaza.
Please call (910) 615-1285 to schedule donation drop-offs:
Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation
Medical Arts Building
101 Robeson Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Cape Fear Valley Health is also seeking highly skilled logistics volunteers. Logistic experts willing to donate their time to help coordinate and organize the donation efforts should call Jenny Williams at (910) 615-6959.
The healthcare system also announced it is rescheduling non-essential surgeries and procedures, effective Tuesday, March 24. Urgent, emergent and essential services will continue uninterrupted. The move is meant to follow the guidelines of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American College of Surgeons.