Local Medical Courier Has Been Helping BC Healthcare and Long-Term Care Facilities Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic first started, BC healthcare and long-term care facilities have been amongst the hardest hit. It has been scary for our communities and loved ones who have seen the heartbreak COVID-19 can inflict. Under these dire circumstances, one local medical courier was there when they needed our help the most.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic first started, BC healthcare and long-term care facilities have been amongst the hardest hit. It has been scary for our communities and loved ones who have seen the heartbreak COVID-19 can inflict. Under these dire circumstances, one local medical courier was there when they needed our help the most.

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Ape Ship is a courier and freight company that provides small parcel to single pallet delivery to local Delta businesses. We are also the preferred local medical courier for Lower Mainland healthcare and B.C. long-term care facilities.

“Working directly with care facilities during outbreaks required a certain level of sensitivity and partnership. Our hand picked drivers took all the extra steps required to work with these sites while keeping themselves and our customers safe.” says Ben Martin, President and CEO of Evolution Group of Companies.

Local Medical Courier Tackles COVID-19 With Compassion & Commitment

When COVID-19 first hit, our team sprung into action almost immediately. Ape Ship is no ordinary local medical courier.

We believe in being community minded and service oriented, while providing fast and reliable local medical courier delivery services.

“We had quickly noticed there was a greater level of service which the healthcare facilities required; one that a normal delivery service would not be able to handle.  We had our management team facilitate deliveries to new facilities to best understand the level of delivery that was needed for each location. We adapted a “Concierge-Courier” delivery model and trained our amazing drivers on each sites’ requirements.  This often included assisting with the put-away of stock and working with on-site staff on final delivery points, within each facility.” says Dion Willis, Chief Operating Officer of Evolution Fulfillment.

It was clear from the beginning that our local medical courier services were needed throughout the Metro Vancouver region. From North Vancouver to Delta, and everywhere between, our dedicated local medical courier delivery team was ready to provide vital personal protective equipment (PPE).

As part of our local medical courier services, Ape Ship has helped deliver gloves, eye protection, surgical face masks, face shields, respirators, gowns, and other protective clothing.

“PPE has several layers of data that need to be recorded and tracked. Lot numbers and expiry dates are critical, inventory needs to be processed to align with that information. The storage of PPE is very important and, in our buildings, we do not use Propane forklifts (minimizing propane dust), ensure an impeccably clean warehouse is maintained and we operate with a knowledgeable crew who know, in great detail, how to properly handle all of the PPE that enters our facilities.” says Dion Willis.

It’s also important to Ape Ship’s local medical courier services that our drivers are properly trained to handle PPE.

“With the local deployment of PPE, our drivers are trained to handle the PPE with extreme care. Every box is handled with care, no exceptions.” says Dion Willis.

Ape Ship’s Local Medical Courier Services Prepared For Change In Demand

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Being a local medical courier means that we have to be always ready for any change in demand. Over the last year and a half, our local medical courier team has had to adapt to shipping delays, rising and falling COVID-19 cases, public safety measures, and anything else that might have popped up without any notice. This kind of flexibility is absolutely vital for any local medical courier that wishes to serve their communities.

If you’re interested in learning more about our local medical courier services, you can email us at info@apeshipfreight.com, or call us at 778-5070-APE.