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Friday, 18 August 2017 11:53

Goldstream Gazette article

Families on the West Shore and throughout the Capital Region are truly blessed to have the first-class care the Victoria General Hospital provides for babies who enter the world under a cloud of difficult circumstances.

Thursday, 10 August 2017 13:14

Publicity in the Times Colonist

Valerie Smith remains president of the Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary,

Monday, 31 July 2017 10:58

Article in Currents

Auxiliary gets award.

Friday, 21 July 2017 09:15

Staff Barbecue

Auxiliary members were invited to the annual staff BBQ.

Friday, 07 July 2017 11:34

AGM 2017

12017_agm_award_clean.jpg AWARD & 2 CHEQUES!

Dozens of Victoria General Managers headed by Site Director Deborah Cracknell and accompanied by Hospital Director Mark Blandford crowded into the Auxiliary Annual General Meeting June 20th.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 13:10

Royal Bank donates time and money

Auxiliary banker Tanya Zbitnew brings volunteer help and a donation.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 13:00

2017-8 Auxiliary Board

Here's the new Auxiliary Board:

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 13:54

Look at what we've bought!

Your Auxiliary has spent almost 3M$.

Monday, 24 April 2017 17:04

"Prison" fence gone!

The doIMG_2893 (Medium).JPGuble chain-link fence running down the ramp to the Oasis is gone gone gone.

Friday, 07 April 2017 09:11

Write a will

We all ponder the future.  With some reluctance we think about what will happen.  Have we prepared?

Saturday, 01 April 2017 11:36

Mirage supporter needed

We have had a brilliant idea, especially brilliant for your image/profile/community spirit.  Let me explain.

We are the Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary and we have charitable status and fund-raise to help the hospital.  In Victoria we have 2 hospitals and Vic General is the only baby hospital within hours.

The Auxiliary discovered a rooftop patio area adjacent to the pediatric wards that was unused and inaccessible.  Last year we created Oasis@3North:  A project of the AUXILIARY.

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This is the beginning for the trees and shrubs and we look forward to Spring.  The Oasis is open and now accessible to patients, visitors, volunteers, and staff.  This cost $75,000.

At the entry to the Oasis there are some ducts which are ugly and imposing.  The Auxiliary is prepared to add some plantings, but we are still stuck with the ducts.  Now for the brilliant part – decorating the ducts!

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I hope you will see this as a great project.  Let's communicate!

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Valerie Smith, President

Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary

Rooftop Oasis@3North>

A project of the AUXILIARY

250.598.3385 www.vgha.ca

What a thought!  Christmas plants....it's summer!

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Monday, March 13, 2017

biliblanket.jpgThis article was written by the Goldstream Gazette on January 26, 2017

Fundraising for the Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary is a year-round labour of love.

An initiative through November and December which raised close to $8,000 to purchase a BiliBlanket for the neonatal intensive care ward is just one example of the work the volunteer group does in conjunction with the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, said auxiliary member Candace Verners.

“Fundraising is a major part of what we do,” she added. “We give back to helping as many people and families as we can through the purchase of new equipment. Departments send us a wish list of what’s needed most and we choose from that.”

The list has included a special stretcher for the emergency department that costs $11,000, or a $7,000 treadmill for the neuro rehab department.

The BiliBlanket is utilized for newborns diagnosed with jaundice, providing continuous phototherapy through a fibre optic light that shines through the blanket onto the baby’s skin, to help reverse the effects of the condition.

The Hospital Auxiliary is a mix of mostly women and some men who step up because they want to make a difference in their community and beyond, as evidenced by those in attendance at a recent monthly meeting.

President Val Smith was pleased to share news that the gift shop is able to open in the evening once again, because some new members have stepped in to fill the void. “We’re always looking for new members who want to help fundraise and help out in other ways such as volunteering in the gift shop,” Smith added.

For more than 20 years auxiliary fundraisers have helped purchase new equipment worth millions of dollars.

Anyone interested in joining can check out www.vgha.ca for more information.

Friday, 27 January 2017 10:23

Biliblanket for jaundiced babies

Fund-raising for the Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary is a year-round labour of love.

Sunday, 08 January 2017 13:52

New Year's baby 2017

Mom & baby unwrap the layette knitted by the Auxiliary.  Dad and sister help.