Primary Care PPE Update
Opportunities for Affordable/Free PPE
July 15, 2020
PPE - Bulk Purchasing for Primary Care

Thames Valley FHT is willing to facilitate bulk purchases on behalf of Oxford County primary care providers to secure reasonable market pricing for all. Thames Valley FHT will pass along the savings at no additional cost to you.

The first bulk purchase would be certified L1 Isolation gowns from Safe Direct Medical Supplies.

Cost: current quote $3.29 + tax per gown
Payment and delivery details: to follow once we are able to make the bulk order.

To purchase gowns, email the number of gowns you wish to order to by Friday July 17, 2020 .

If you would like to be made aware of future PPE orders, please also email

Please note that gowns are expected to be in short supply again come September, so consider taking this opportunity if you are in need!
For Family Doctors who are members of OMA/SGFP ONLY

Dr. Sharad Rai, District 2 Chair, and Dr. Gordon Schacter, SGFP District 2 Delegate, are pleased to announce that the OMA has connected with a supplier who would like to donate PPE to SGFP.

The PPE supply includes the following: 
·        780 Lysol wipes canisters
·        780 Lysol disinfectant spray cans
·        Masks certified to CE EN14683 Type IIR (50 masks per box)

This precious cargo is being shipped to districts who have secured volunteers to aid with distribution.
If you would like to receive an allocation of PPE from this donation, please fill out this brief SURVEY by the deadline of Monday July 20, 2020 to secure your supply of PPE.

The allocation of the PPE will be determined based on the number of responses received and the amount of donated PPE provided. An equal allocation will be provided to each individual physician completing the survey.

We anticipate delivery of the PPE the first week of August!
If there are non-hospital COVID-19 related issues/solutions in your region, please escalate them to your
Regional Pandemic Clinical Lead
(tasked by Ontario Health West to facilitate, coordinate, and engage with stakeholders for the pandemic response within the SW LHIN area RE: primary care/vulnerable populations)...structure HERE .
Dr. Rachel Orchard