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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, 15 January 2017 16:57

NO WEBSITE ORDERS

PLEASE NOTE:  Websites which offer ordering items to be delivered to patients have nothing to do with our Auxiliary.  We do take phone orders, though.

 

Sunday, 08 January 2017 13:52

New Year's baby 2017

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

Friday, 30 December 2016 10:06

Parking Pass (for working volunteers)

To print a copy of this form, click on the image.  Depending on how your computer is configured, this will either download or open the parking pass (in adobe Acrobat format).  If the image just opened, you can go ahead and print it from there.  If it downloaded, then open the downloaded file on your computer and print it.

After you have competed this form please deliver to the President for signature.

Friday, 30 December 2016 10:03

FYI

The phone number for the hospital is 250-727-4212.

The phone number for the hospital shop is  250-727-4318.

Bus # 14, 22, 39.

Friday, 29 July 2016 11:03

Assembling furniture for the Oasis

View Royal Volunteers and RBC volunteers, along with IH building crew, put together furniture for the Oasis. 

Friday, 29 July 2016 09:56

Welcome to the Oasis

Oasis@3North:  A project of the AUXILIARY

Monday, 27 June 2016 16:21

Oasis Opening President's Speech

Tuesday, June 21st, as part of the Auxiliary AGM, the Oasis was officially opened:

Friday, 24 June 2016 12:36

Oasis Grand Opening

Her Honour Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of all British Columbians opens Oasis@3North: A project of the AUXILIARY

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