PGH is the country’s biggest COVID-19 referral hospital, with 250 dedicated beds for COVID-19. Globe is a strong supporter of PGH, contributing to the rehabilitation of its Hematology-Oncology clinic back in 2016. Globe also amplified fundraising activities to help displaced patients when PGH was hit by a fire last May.
When the pandemic started, Globe supported PGH Medical Foundation Inc. and nine (9) other hospital beneficiaries through Globe Rewards by raising P41M through the help of its customers. Fundraising for PGH has continued to date. Globe Rewards provided a digital avenue for concerned Filipinos to quickly donate funds to these hospitals. PGH alone has received over P22 million worth of essential COVID and pediatric cancer supplies since 2020.
“Even as we sleep, Globe Rewards continue to pour in. Everytime I check with the [PGH] foundation, may pera pa. We have the opportunity now to put the attention on our most important resource of our hospital, which is our human resource,” said PGH Medical Director, Dr. Gerardo Legaspi.
PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. President, Dr. Telesforo Gana, Jr. said, “Bago pa ang COVID, tumutulong na sa PGH ito [Globe]. Ngayong dumating ang COVID, ang laking tuwa namin na panay pa rin ang suporta ng Globe at Ayala Group. Maraming salamat sa Ayala Group especially sa Globe.”
NCH accommodates COVID patients 19 years old and below. It was one of the “high-risk” hospitals in terms of occupancy levels in March 2021.
“We’d like to extend our thanks to Globe and of course #BrigadangAyala and other corporations for your continuous and boundless support to us government hospitals because what you’re really doing is a big help in uplifting the morale of our frontliners,” said Dr. Moriel DJ. Creencia, NCH Medical Center Chief II.
In the same period, TMC also reached full capacity in its COVID-19 wards but continued to accept patients by utilizing tents in its premises.
“Thank you very much for these donations. These donations will help a lot, not only the hospital but our frontliners also. Very timely itong donation na ito. ‘Yung emergency room po namin na non-COVID, hirap po ang WiFi doon. Tuwang-tuwa ang mga frontliners noong ibinigay namin ‘yung binigay sa amin ng Globe na pocket WiFi, kasi at least hindi na sila naghahanap ng connectivity kapag nag re-refer sila sa doctors,” said Dr. Maria Isabella Estrella, TMC Medical Center Chief II.
Globe has been accelerating the connectivity of the Philippine health care system through the deployment of free WiFi access in 124 hospitals across the country through #GoWiFi. Globe’s affiliate KonsultaMD was tapped by the Department of Health at the onset of the pandemic to provide free telehealth services to the public so that hospitals and clinics can focus on COVID-19 patients and others with critical medical needs.
“Globe endeavors to always be a step ahead not only through our rigorous network improvements, but also in providing care through connectivity and essential support across industries we are involved in. After all, it is the nation benefitting from these initiatives,” Cu said.
These efforts are part of #BrigadangAyala, the Ayala Group’s integrated response to its almost two century-old commitment to national development by doing various social development and corporate social responsibility initiatives—ranging from disaster relief and response, assistance for public education, championing of social enterprises, and public health advocacy, among others.
The company strongly supports the 10 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG), particularly UN SDG No. 3, which ensures healthy lives and promotes the well-being of all ages, and UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the United Nations Global Compact principles.
To learn more about the Globe of Good, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability.html.