Important information on COVID-19 / Renseignements importants sur la COVID-19!

We are asking all patients and visitors coming to HSN to please wear a mask as an added step to reduce the spread of germs and protect vulnerable patients. Handmade masks are NOT acceptable. When you arrive at the hospital as a patient or care partner a hospital approved mask will be provided to you and you will be expected to wear it during your time at HSN to keep yourself, other patients and care partners and our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers safe.

Patients going for a procedure where they must remove the mask will be asked to keep it ready to be put back on once the procedure is completed.

Before coming to the hospital, please check our COVID-19 info page for updates.

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supplies

    HSN has received offers of assistance with Personal Protective Equipment. We appreciate the community’s willingness to help.

    If you have PPE available made by a regulated manufacturer, please send an email to so that we can evaluate the suitability of products for use by HSN healthcare workers, and confirm whether they meet our required safety standards. You will then receive a donation from and instructions on when and where to safety drop off your donation.

    HSN will follow-up appropriate offers as needed. Items needed included:

    • Protective gloves (all sizes) nitrile or vinyl
    • Ear-loop masks, ASTM Level 2 rating or greater
    • Ear-loop masks, unrated (not for patient care)
    • N95 masks NIOSH or CE
    • Gowns AAMI, Level 2 rating or greater
    • Vented goggles, CSA Z94.3-2015 or ANSI Z87.1
    • Face Shields (full face, splash protection)
    • Full face filter respirators (currently two models identified:  Honeywell North 5400 (1st choice) and 3M 6000 series (2nd choice).
    • Full body suits with hoods - Lakeland Micromax NS or ChemMax1, all sizes

    Please note we cannot accept other related supplies.