Ontario Health East PPE

Supply Information: Personal Protective Equipment

This page is a centralized, personal protective equipment (PPE) information-hub for providers of health care in Ontario Health East. It has important information about PPE, including conservation strategies, and the ability to submit urgent requests online for PPE.

Support for Health Care Providers

A local Regional Supply Chain Taskforce has been assembled, consisting of representatives from each of these LHINs: Champlain, South East and Central East. This Taskforce, which spans the Ontario Health East Region, is available to assist with questions and inquiries related to the best practice and use of PPE, and access to supplies, when needed.

Actions and Process for PPE Inventory Management

All health care organizations must contribute to successful management of the constrained levels of PPE available across the province. This can be achieved by:

Reporting PPE Inventories

Appropriately Using and Conserving PPE

Working with Own Suppliers

Engaging with other Local System Partners

See below: Report PPE Inventories

Follow best practices:

  • Ontario Health - Use & Conservation
    Click here, and then on "Personal Protective Equipment"
  • Ontario Health - Optimization
    Click here, and then on "Personal Protective Equipment"
Negotiate earliest availability and quantity

Parent companies and other community partners, including:

  • Family health teams
  • Hospitals
  • Home & Community Care
  • Long-term care homes

Sending Urgent Requests for PPE

See below: Send Urgent Requests for PPE

Local Regional Supply Chain Taskforce

Assists with PPE inquiries and facilitates supply requests. Will escalate for urgent action, if needed

Report PPE Inventories

** Updated June 2020 ** It is critical that all in-scope participants for data submission send reports on their inventories twice weekly - on Mondays and Thursdays (visit this page for more information).

Having access to this information is a vital step for us to understand our current state and optimize the availability of PPE needed to protect front-line health care providers.

To submit these reports, all in-scope participants should be using the province’s online COVID-19 Survey Portal (except for hospitals that have access to the Daily Bed Census).

Send Urgent Requests for PPE

  • Organizations in urgent situations - where care could be impacted in the short term (e.g. five days or less) - should escalate their urgent PPE request to the Taskforce through the online form.
  • It is vital you submit correct and complete information in your request for PPE. Where specified in the form, add all pertinent, contextual information to help the Taskforce better understand your request.
  • A member of the Taskforce will respond within one business day.

East Region PPE and Critical Supplies Table

The focus of this cross-sectoral Table is to gather, manage and equitably distribute PPE and critical supplies to in-scope sectors within the region. The scope and membership of the table is anticipated to expand, as supply-chain flows increase. More information, including current membership, is available in the Table's Terms of Reference.

Other Resources

  • If you are able to provide PPE, emergency supplies, or innovative solutions to support the response to COVID-19, please visit the Ontario Together website.