Suture Kits

Suture kits available for owned and operated and affiliate sites from Island Health

When LTC homes have laceration repair supplies readily available, physicians can make in-home suturing a standard practice and unnecessary transfers to hospital can be avoided.

Laceration repair kit supplies are available for Island Health owned-and-operated and affiliate sites* via the following steps:

  • Site Manager/DOC sends an email to Laurie Gnam to request 1+ kits (order placements to be limited to once per month or quarter)
  • Laurie records orders and notifies The Summit Stores team of the requests
  • Laurie notifies sites when kits are ready for pick-up
  • Sites are responsible for picking up the kits from reception at The Summit

For further information about the process for obtaining suture kits from Island Health, please contact: Laurina Gnam at  laurina.gnam@islandhealth.ca


Private LTC sites that are not affiliated with Island Health – will not be able to access suture kits through this process, and will need to use their own procurement processes to access supplies. We have posted a Suture Kit Supply list on the LTCI website along with the contact information for the Territory Rep for the Stevens Company.

Please be aware that the LTCI is unable to provide suture kit supplies to LTC sites, but feel free to contact the LTCI to problem-solve any procurement issues that may arise at your site.

Information for suture kit supplies can be found here

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