Endy is making sure it’s supporting Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The homegrown mattress brand announced today that it has donated enough mattresses, pillows and mattress protectors to create safe and comfortable sleeping quarters for the doctors and nurses who are working around the clock to aid COVID-19 efforts in the intensive and critical care units at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital.
Endy revealed that the idea came from Dr. Shannon Lockhart, a consultant anesthesiologist at the hospital, whose team was preparing for the onslaught of coronavirus patients. Lockhart knew that working the pandemic would mean spending nights at the hospital – but only a couple of old, uncomfortable mattresses were available. In fact, staff would often be forced to sleep on hospital stretchers, sometimes even in the hallways.
So, Lockhart reached out to Endy, asking for a few mattresses, and the brand came through.
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Imagine working a long shift in a busy hospital, on your feet for hours at a time with no breaks, trying to provide the best possible care for COVID-19 patients. When you finally have a chance to rest between shifts, you have to choose between a thin plastic mattress, or a stretcher in the hospital hallway. This was the reality for frontline healthcare workers in the intensive and critical care units (ICU and CCU) at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. Last week, we received an urgent plea for help from an anesthesiologist at the hospital. Their current situation needed to change, and we knew we could help. We are honoured to partner with St. Paul’s Hospital to donate enough mattresses, pillows, and mattress protectors to help their frontline healthcare workers get the sleep they need to fight for all of us—and win. Click the link in our bio to read more about our donation. #giveback #community #endy #bettertogether #frontline #covid19 #essentialservices #support #donation #corona #coronavirus #healthcare #canadian
“If I’ve learned one thing through COVID-19, it’s the big difference in morale and functioning that a gesture can make. At St. Paul’s Hospital, it has been inspiring to see how our multi-disciplinary teams have come together to battle COVID-19,” Lockhart said in a press release. “It’s gestures like Endy’s that make us feel supported and cared for by our community. We are beyond grateful.”
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