Niagara Health first to purchase Indigenous-supplied, branded medical gloves –

July 6, 2023

A unique partnership initiated by Niagara Health has led to a global first while putting the hospital on the path toward economic reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

Niagara Health recently became the first hospital in the world to receive a shipment of Indigenous-supplied, acute care nitrile medical gloves. The gloves, manufactured by PRIMED Medical Products, are distributed exclusively by Certified Aboriginal Business Medical, Surgical and Safety Supplies (MSS) Ltd. through Mohawk Medbuy Corporation, a not-for-profit, shared services organization that provides supply chain and other services to hundreds of Canadian hospitals.

The gloves are co-branded with PRIMED’s logo alongside MSS’s Indigenous stylized bear branding, bringing a visible Indigenous presence to operating, examination, testing and treatment rooms at Niagara Health’s Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne and Welland sites.

The gloves are also symbolic of Niagara Health’s commitment to economic reconciliation and implementing certain calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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