In presenting this lovely award to Auxiliary President Val Smith, Hollins noted that both the hospital and Auxiliary were started 35 years ago. She pointed to the millions of dollars’ of equipment and amenities the Auxiliary has raised for the patients. Recently the VGH Auxiliary created The Oasis@3North: A project of the AUXILIARY, which created a haven on an unused third-floor rooftop at the hospital. The Oasis is accessible to patients, visitors, staff, and volunteers to relax, have lunch, and chat. Photo: M.Chmara, Island Health
Before Leah Hollins became Island Health Chair last September she had an amazing career in various government positions including deputy minister of health in BC. She showed her support and understanding of the function of hospital auxiliaries, by joining the VGH Auxiliary Tuesday.