March 31st, 2020

No issues with protective equipment supply: AHS

By GILLIAN SLADE on March 26, 2020.

Alberta Health Services says it has sufficient inventory of Personal Protective Equipment for staff including gloves, masks, isolation gowns, N95 respirators, goggles and face shields.

AHS says it also monitoring stock levels of coveralls, surgeon hoods, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers.

“AHS was prepared in advance and had been working to ensure we have a large supply of PPE when we needed them. Inventory is tracked daily for all PPE items,” said Kerry Williamson, spokesperson for AHS. “AHS would like to stress that there is no immediate shortage of supply items – every order is being filled.”

AHS is also working with the Government of Alberta and Ottawa to procure additional supplies to continue to build its inventory.

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