There are a bunch of good doctors in Vancouver. Medical drama series The Good Doctor reportedly has plans to donate supplies to Vancouver hospitals in need. The set props will now be used to help save lives.
The COVID-19 pandemic paused TV and film production within the last week. Most of it is precautionary and to encourage people's social distancing.
While the streets are getting quieter as people obey safety precautions and stay inside, the hospitals are quickly filling up with sick individuals.
Supplies are in demand and running out fast. But thanks to TV medical dramas, there is extra equipment on hand that can be spared during these difficult times.
According to Entertainment Weekly, a few series are generously donating supplies to places in need.
EW writes that "ABC's The Good Doctor plans to donate its gear in Vancouver."
The series is currently in its third season and has been almost exclusively filmed in BC with other locations in Surrey, Coquitlam, and Burnaby. What's Filming claims that production on the newest season began in June 2019 and ended on March 3. Just in the nick of time before having to halt due to COVID-19 concerns.
The Wrap confirms that a spokesperson for the series said they do plan "to donate its masks and other medical supplies."
Another medical series, The Resident, also donated supplies to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. PEOPLE writes that they postponed filming on the third season due to the pandemic.
Dr. Karen Law at Grady Memorial shared a post thanking The Resident for their generous donation including "a magical shipment of masks".
In the caption, Law wrote, "To the entire team @theresidentonfox, thank you for this incredibly generous donation of #PPE from your set, including gowns, masks, gloves, and all the things our healthcare workers need to provide safe care for our community during #COVID19."
She continued, "This kind of community support means so much to our #frontlineproviders who are making many sacrifices to staff our hospitals and care for our community."
Entertainment Weekly adds that "Grey's Anatomy spin-off Station 19 has donated some of their N95 masks to the City of Ontario Fire Dept" located in California.
Since production already wrapped, you can catch the two-part finale of The Good Doctor starting on March 23 on ABC.