ICU and critical-care doctors and nurses working round-the-clock due to the surge of COVID-19 patients have a shipment of new donated Endy mattresses to catch some shuteye.
The hospital's consultant anesthesiologist Dr. Shannon Lockhart had reached out to the Canadian brand as her ICU staff restructured to the coming onslaught of pandemic patients, with an ongoing need to spend nights in the hospital.
At the time, the facility had only a couple of old, uncomfortable mattresses in call rooms, forcing some medical staff to turn to plastic hospital stretchers and even hallways for sleep between shifts.
Endy stepped up to donate enough mattresses, pillows, and mattress protectors to create comfortable sleeping quarters for any staff members who need them, posting on Instagram.
Endy is known as being an innovator in the mattress industry, making its products in Canada and selling through online retail. It's based in Toronto, but has a major distribution centre in Delta.