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Friday, 22 May 2020 09:04


I just virtually attended an information conference and thought you might find some of the info interesting. It was Kathy MacNeil, Marko Peljhan, Richard Stanwick, and others.
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Monday, 11 May 2020 09:20

Auxiliary Day 2020

May 8, 2020

Dear Island Health Auxiliary Volunteers,

May 10th is Healthcare Auxiliary Day in British Columbia in recognition of the significant contribution auxiliaries make in supporting the care and comfort of our patients, residents and clients. We are privileged to know and work with you and I want to take this opportunity, on behalf of everyone at Island Health, to formally thank and recognize each and every auxiliary member for your incredible contribution.

Auxiliary members volunteer thousands of hours of time throughout the year and make a significant financial contribution towards the purchase of much-needed comfort items and medical equipment. Everything you do contributes to our ability to achieve our Vision of excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

We know that COVID-19 has kept you home in order to stay safe, and we appreciate this has impacted auxiliaries who have had to pause many activities and close gift shops and community thrift stores. We also know you continued to provide toiletry kits and other much-needed items to our patients and residents during this time, and some of you have been busy at home continuing to knit and crochet. It is with tremendous gratitude and open hearts we reach out to let you know we are thinking of you and we look forward to welcoming you back to our facilities in the coming months.

This year Healthcare Auxiliary Day falls on Mother’s Day, and to every auxiliary member that is a mother, stepmother, grandmother and great-grandmother, I wish you a special day filled with love and happiness. I know it may be bittersweet for those who are unable to be with their families this year.

Time is a precious commodity and we are grateful you are willing to give so much of yours to Island Health. We deeply appreciate your on-going commitment and generous support.

Please be well and stay safe.

Kathy MacNeil

President & CEO, Island Health

Saturday, 28 March 2020 08:53


Andrews inheritance

Friday, 06 March 2020 12:02


Val Smith, erstwhile President, and Howard and his sox were thanked for over 15 years of volunteer service to the Auxiliary.

Monday, 06 January 2020 07:37

2020 New Year's baby

Heather and Michal Leier welcome Baby Reese.

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 12:36

BBQ 50/50 nets $500+

Many volunteers helped sell 50/50 tickets at the Staff & Volunteer BBQ June 27th.

Friday, 15 March 2019 09:11

Poinsettia sales buys meter

The Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary is pleased to announce they have purchased four Bilirubin Meters for the NICU at Victoria General Hospital. 

Thursday, 17 January 2019 13:19

Alzheimer Helpline

FIRST LINK is your link to dementia support.

Friday, 28 December 2018 08:35

Margot Hogg new President

Margot Hogg replaces Valerie Smith (above) as Auxiliary President.

Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:08


Leigh Rae Phelps won $1,000 from the Auxiliary

Friday, 05 October 2018 08:51

Can you hear me?

OK, so maybe they didn't include the drum kit but... 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:00

At last! Free Wifi for all of us

The Auxiliary is picking up the tab for Wifi.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:43

Purple baby hats abound

Purple hats to bring attention to "shaken-baby syndrome" are everywhere.

Leah Hollins presented an award of appreciation and gratitude at the Auxiliary’s annual general meeting Tuesday June 19th.

Thursday, 21 June 2018 12:30

Staff & Volunteer BBQ nets Auxiliary $400

There were 50/50 tickets and cake

Thursday, 21 June 2018 12:25

The Auxiliary Wall

Our new decal gets installed.

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