Fanshawe College Donates Supplies to Woodstock Hospital

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Fanshawe College’s Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus donated a variety of items to the Woodstock Hospital including oxygen supplies, masks, isolation gowns, gloves, hand sanitizer and other cleaning supplies.

WOODSTOCK - Fanshawe College is donating medical supplies to the Woodstock Hospital. 

The College’s Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus donated a variety of items including oxygen supplies, masks, isolation gowns, gloves, hand sanitizer and other cleaning supplies. Professor at Fanshawe’s Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus and registered nurse at Woodstock Hospital Klaske Rheubottom says they wanted to help out, any way they could. 

“There was a need and Fanshawe responded—this is how we help one another during times of such uncertainty. Fanshawe College and Woodstock Hospital have a close partnership as the hospital provides placement opportunities for our nursing students. When the need for supplies arose, it was Fanshawe’s turn to give back.”

In-person classes at the College have been postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Klaske says it only made sense to donate the equipment.

"Equipment that would normally be used by students in the Practical Nursing and Personal Support Worker (PSW) programs in the on-campus simulation lab will be put to good use by healthcare workers who are caring for the residents of Oxford County."

President and CEO of Woodstock Hospital Perry Lang says they are grateful for all of the support from the community right now. 

“We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of support from our community during this unprecedented time. We have not only received medical supplies, but also words of encouragement and food and coffee for our staff who are working hard to keep everyone safe and healthy. We are seeing so many acts of kindness in the community and around the world, reaffirming the message we are in this together.”

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