CANADIAN MEDICAL DRAMA TV SHOWS RALLY TO HELP REAL-LIFE HOSPITAL STAFF

Producers of Coroner, Transplant and Nurses are donating masks, gloves and gowns to frontline hospital staff treating COVID-19 patient

Serinda Swan stars in CBC's Coroner.

The Coroner team is trying to save lives. The producers behind the CBC show starring Serinda Swan are among Canadian television industry figures stepping up to supply frontline medical staff with protective gear and more during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctors and nurses are lacking enough N95 masks, protective gowns, gloves and eyewear needed to safely treat patients with COVID-19.

“We have real masks and medical equipment,” Adrienne Mitchell, Coroner’s lead director and executive producer, tells NOW. Producers got the idea to donate their supplies from Coroner writer and executive producer Sean Reycraft.

“We had contacted our awesome prop master Victoria Klein and said let’s see what we have. The hospitals are in dire need, so let’s get them going,” Mitchell adds.

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