How will these doanted PPE be used?
The CDC has approved fabric masks to be used in crisis response. Heywood Healthcare is using these masks for patients, visitors and non-clinical staff for cleanliness or minor infection control. Donations of other PPE will be used to help conserve resources so that the disposable PPE can be saved for staff and clinical providers working with highly infectious patients.
How should donated PPE be packaged for drop-off?
You can put all completed masks in one re-sealable plastic bag. They do not need to be packaged individually. If you have made multiple sizes and have not labeled the masks (see pattern for instructions), please package different sizes in different plastic bags.
Where and when can I drop off completed PPE donations?
Donations may be dropped off in re-sealable plastic bags at either Heywood Hospital or Athol Hospital entrances which are staffed 24/7. There is no need to enter the building.
242 Green St.
1033 Main Street
Can I mail the PPE donations?
Yes. Please mail your donations via USPS, UPS, and FedEx to:
242 Green St.
Gardner, MA 01440
Keep sharing photos of your completed masks! We’ll be adding to Heywood Hospital and Athol Hospital Facebook pages in a photo album. Thank you for all that you are doing to support our patients and our healthcare community.