Suzohapp, the specialist in payment systems and cash management solutions, has donated a supply of 6,000 surgical masks to MPAC Healthcare, an organisation that provides primary care and mental health services primarily focused on skilled-nursing homes, to aid in their frontline service against the COVID-19 virus.
Data has shown that older people and people with multiple co-morbidities tend to have more severe symptoms if they contract COVID–19. Residents of nursing homes tend to be more frail, have more functional limitations, and have more chronic and complex conditions than other older adults. In addition, nursing home residents often require help with things like using the toilet, getting in and out of bed, and getting dressed meaning essential person-to-person interactions must still occur with residents and staff becoming more likely than other people to spread the virus to one another. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can help mitigate those risks but with most supplies being sent to hospitals, the nursing home supply has been significantly diminished.
Suzohapp’s assembly staff traditionally wear surgical masks when using tools and chemicals to assemble products. “We believe very strongly that, during times like these, it is important to be a positive contributor to your community. It was clear to us that the needs of these medical professionals far outweighed our needs and that we had an opportunity to do some real good helping those that are most vulnerable,” says Francois Profit, executive vice president of automated services in Europe.
Suzohapp’s contribution will allow the team to continue to focus on providing the best care possible while also keeping the nurse practitioners and licensed clinical social workers safe.