Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Paladin embarked on a partnership with Hikvision to donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline staff members and clientele in various locations in response to the widespread shortages. The donation marks a positive collaboration of the community and Paladin Technologies.
As of May 4, a total of 44,000 masks were distributed:
- 5,000 were disbursed to Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto
- 5,000 to Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
- 5,000 to Niagara Health
- 4,000 to Hamilton Health
- 4,000 to Halton Healthcare
- 4,000 to Joseph Brant Hospital
- 5,000 to Nova Scotia Health Authority
- 4,000 to Scarborough Health Network
- 3,000 to various locations in Montreal
- and 4,900 to Paladin Security to support the frontline workers
From left to right – Iain Morton, EVP, Paladin Technologies, Nick Tsigaridas, Director of Audio Visual & Communications Infrastructure.
"Thank you for your generous donation of 5,000 masks to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19" – Tweet from Ontario Shores, Centre for Mental Health Sciences on May 1, 2020 on their official twitter page.
Image: Tweet on Ontario Shores’ official Twitter page
From left to right – Waleed Raza, Security Officer at Paladin Security, Bob Kopinak, Manager of Security at Halton Healthcare, Andrew Emanuele, Security Officer at Paladin Security.
The initiative was spearheaded by Paladin Technologies’ Executive Vice President for Eastern Canada – Iain Morton. PPE has become an important aspect in helping the community and frontline workers during the pandemic, and the need for that was gravely recognized by Iain. The idea behind the drive was to support the community and all the frontline workers during the pandemic. As a result, this helped alleviate the strain of overwhelming demands of masks in hospitals and care centers.
“This was a great opportunity for our teams to collaborate on an impactful initiative. With our work in essential services, our Paladin teams are very familiar with the sacrifices made by those in healthcare each day. It was the least we could do to support our communities and people alike!”
– Iain Morton, Vice President Eastern Region.
The donation has impacted Paladin Security’s frontline workers at various hospitals and sites where they have been needed the most.
“We are very appreciative of our partners at Hikvision and Paladin Technologies for the opportunity to participate in this donation. These masks are a critical part of our plan to keep our security staff and frontline healthcare workers safe while they battle the pandemic. We value their efforts and are happy to be able to do our part for our communities.”
– Blair Davenport, Paladin Security Executive Vice President for Eastern Canada
The delivery of the masks took place over the course of two weeks starting mid-April. Paladin Technologies’ Director of Audio Visual/Communication Infrastructure – Nick Tsigaridas was applauded for his initiative to deliver the masks to all the locations.