COVID-19 Urgent Appeal
We are urgently assisting the Health Department with lifesaving medical equipment to reduce the impending impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Across the world appropriate beds and medical equipment have been in dire shortage and South Africa is no different. The outbreak will get much worse in the coming weeks and, to the detriment of millions of South Africans, our already overburdened health care system will not be able to cope. We are working with hospitals around the country that need emergency assistance with equipping their isolation wards and treatment wards for COVID-19.
The most important pieces of equipment that will save lives are beds, ventilators and monitors.
We are urgently appealing to you to assist with any funds possible to equip our doctors and nurses on the frontline with the resources they need to fight this pandemic.
We have already donated medical equipment and PPE to the value of over R50 million to health facilities around the country since the start of the pandemic. The first hospitals to receive our urgent intervention focusing on life-saving medical equipment were Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and Tembisa Hospital in Gauteng and Tygerberg Hospital and Khayelitsha Hospital in the Western Cape. We also assisted the Western Cape Health department in equipping the CTICC Hospital of Hope and the decommissioning of the hospital.
We continue to assist health facilities around the country to fight the virus and ensure that patients receive the best healthcare available.
The time to act is now. By working together, we can assist in the treatment of thousands of patients. The virus affects us all, so please assist us with our containment and treatment measures.
South Africa is currently experiencing a shortage of Oxygen supply at our health facilities. Oxygen supply is critical in assisting COVID-19 patients in the treatment and recovery process. We are assisting hospitals by donating OxERA respiratory aids that improve the efficiency of oxygen use and supply to patients. (as seen on Carte Blanche)
Thanks to the wonderful support received, we have donated lifesaving medical equipment and PEE to Healthcare facilities around the country to help in the fight against COVID-19. With your help we can continue this fantastic work as seen below. Please go to our donations page to see how you can get involved.