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K2 News

Kelsey Rowe wins Clinical Practice Award

The Auxiliary has recognized a Camosun student. 

Help Wanted

We need more members to keep the giftshop purring along.

Give us a contact, please

What groups do you belong to?

Mini-poster 4 u

The Auxiliary has a mini poster

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…

Publicity in the Times Colonist

Valerie Smith remains president of the Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary,

Article in Currents

Auxiliary gets award.

Staff Barbecue

Auxiliary members were invited to the annual staff BBQ.

AGM 2017

1 AWARD & 2 CHEQUES!

Special planter to remember Kim Kempson

Kim Kempson, a manager beloved by Vic General colleagues, will be remembered.

Auxiliary wins excellence in volunteering award from Island Health

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.

Royal Bank donates time and money

Auxiliary banker Tanya Zbitnew brings volunteer help and a donation.

2017-8 Auxiliary Board

Here's the new Auxiliary Board:

Look at what we've bought!

Your Auxiliary has spent almost 3M$.

"Prison" fence gone!

The double chain-link fence running down the ramp to the Oasis is gone gone gone.

Write a will

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

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…

Poinsettias??!!! Wha-a-a-at? It's a bit early, isn't it?1

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

Foundation includes Poinsettias campaign in their newsletter

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Manager, Annual CampaignMonday, March 13, 2017 This article was written by the Goldstream Gazette on January 26, 2017 Fundraising for the Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary is a year-round labour…

Biliblanket for jaundiced babies

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

New Year's baby 2017

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

Oasis Update

Oasis Update in: Oasis Project Hello, Over the last months, the hospital Auxiliary has created “Oasis@3North: A project of the AUXILIARY”.

Welcome to the Oasis

Oasis@3North:  A project of the AUXILIARY

Oasis Opening President's Speech

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

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Care & feeding of your new family member

Do you want to know how to take care of your new poinsettia?  Then you need to understand where they come from.

This is our commitment for 2017/8:

Lab Medicine- Chemistry

Urinalysis Strip Reader

1

               56,437.35

Emergency

Vernacare Macerators

2

               16,608.90

Audiology

Middle Ear Analyzer

1

               10,000.00

Nursing - Surgical Daycare

Blanket warmer

1

                 5,924.64

       
   

Total

               88,970.89

       
       
       

VGH - Breast Imaging

9L Breast Imaging Ultrasound Probe

1

                 8,897.00

VGH Intensive Care Unit

GlideScope AVL Single Unit Laryngoscope System

1

               16,134.36

Therapy Services

Neuro Gym Sit to Stand Trainer

2

               12,191.36

Acute Care Pediatrics

Bili Blanket (NeoBlue) System with Large Pad

3

               20,841.00

       
   

Total

               58,063.72

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CONVENOR, Concourse Sales

Joy McBride

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WELCOME TO THE VICTORIA GENERAL AUXILIARY

We welcome you to our Auxiliary and trust you will find it fun and rewarding.  We have put the fun in fund-raising and are pleased to be able to buy thousands of dollars' worth of needed medical equipment and amenities for this hospital.  I'm sure you will gain pleasure in giving your time and energy and getting satisfaction and fun and friendship as part of our happy gang.

The Auxiliary, originally ladies who spent their free time building and helping their hospital, now comprises a wide range of people.  Women and men, young and old, working and retired, everyone has a place with us – especially if you are interested in retail or handiwork or administration or sales.

The aim of our Auxiliary is to raise funds for needed equipment, furniture, and amenities for the general comfort and well-being of patients here.  In the first three decades we gladly gave our hospital almost three million dollars in equipment.  We are around the $200,000-per-year level and we select our purchases from a "wish list" provided by the health authority, so we know we are providing the correct things to the correct departments.

Members share their time and energy and talent in the shop, taking the shopping cart to the patients, knitting for babies, selling chocolate bars in the concourse, organizing nearly new sales, taking orders for Christmas plants, and the various aspects of administering these wide-ranging events.  Wow! you may be thinking!  What a list!  It gives us many streams of income and different areas to provide "jobs" for our volunteers.

THE SHOP     is a high-volume store catering to patients (slippers, magazines, newspapers, toothpaste, candy), staff (trendy giftware, cookbooks, kitchenware), and visitors (flowers, cards, umbrellas, china, creams, jewellery).  The volunteer staff and management are extremely professional and committed.  Duties here go from dusting to bookkeeping and most of our active volunteers spend half a day per week working in the shop in one capacity or another.

SHOPPING CART      offers a way to say "hello" and offer a friendly smile to patients wanting a newspaper, sundries, or snacks.  The cart goes out weekdays to a grateful patient and staff clientele.

PURDY’S CHOCOLATE BARS      on sale in the concourse lets people stop and chat and support their hospital.  Hours are flexible.  A chance to sit and serve.  Sit in the concourse with a good book or knitting.

KNITTING      provides the Shop with baby layettes, caps,  booties, etc.  We provide the wool and you transform it.

POINSETTIAS for PATIENTS    is a campaign to sell holiday plants (locally grown and extremely health and long lived) to businesses, clubs, and individuals in order to purchase a special item for the hospital, in partnership with the Victoria Hospitals Foundation.

OASIS@3NORTH:  A PROJECT OF THE AUXILIARY    is the transformation of the rooftop at 3 north into a place to relax or pace for patients, visitors, volunteers, and staff.  The Auxiliary solicited donations and put in their own funds to buy tables and chairs, pergolas, planters with trees and shrubs, and hopes to keep on adding to it.

There are other activities, sales, and opportunities to make money for your hospital.  Please don't be shy and you'll find your niche.  Be aware that when you are volunteering, and only when you are volunteering, parking is covered with a special pass.  Also, you will need photo identification when you're "working".

Congratulations on your excellent volunteering choice.  We're glad to have you with us.  Our meetings are held most months on the third Tuesday at 11 o'clock.

Val Smith, President  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INFO:

SHOP

 

Tuesday – Thursday  10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Monday & Friday  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed Statutory Holidays

 

AUXILIARY

 

Current Executive:

 

Past President                        vacant

President:                               Val Smith                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                  250-598-3385

1st Vice-President                  Margot Hogg             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              250-294-4078

2nd Vice-President:                Joyce Manning          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              250-658-0460

Treasurer:                               Marilyn Elbourne       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.               250-478-6025

Secretary:                               Shirley McElwee       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      250-857-8856

Membership Convenor:         Jennifer Duggan        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         250-592-5344

Directors:                              

                                                Lisbeth Ball:               no email                                   250-474-2710

                                                Barb Chalk                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                250-658-2007

                                               Carolyn Haines           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                 250-391-6130

                                              Candace Verners         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                   250-415-9355         

 

Gift Shop:

 

Convenor:                               Cathy Earl                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.            250-380-1745

Co-convenor:                          Doris Burow               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                 250-479-3086

Bookkeeper:                           Kay McQueen             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  250-477-4764

Scheduling:                             Shirley Holmes           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    250-480-7547

Buyers:                                   Helen Campbell          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.a        250-478-3548

                                                Jennifer Duggan         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.a      250-592-5344

                                                Mary Lou Jones          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         250-743-9594

                                                Marion Russell                                                           250-386-9702

                                                Jacky Seward              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                     250-477-8350

 

Shop Phone Number:             250-727-4318

Security:   Urgent                   222

                 Non-urgent            1-8575

Flower cooler problems:        1-5039 (power house)

 

 

 

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PRESIDENT

Valerie Smith

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JOIN US

Make new friends!

You can do it!

TOGETHER we can do it

bigger

better

FASTER

What is IT?

FUND-RAISING for much needed hospital equipment to benefit everybody.  Join your Auxiliary and make it happen.  Make new friends and give back to your community at the same time.  You can do it! 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or pick up an application form in the gift shop.

 

  • Do you enjoy meeting new people with passions similar to yours?
  • Do you like talking to, and listening to others?
  • Do you love to shop?
  • Do you prefer to work quietly in the shadows while others have the limelight?
  • Do you want to give back to your community?


Boy have we got an Auxiliary for you!
We have room for all the above and more.


Come to one of our monthly meetings and find out if we are a fit, then fill out our application for membership, pay your dues ($5) and we’ll take it from there.  Meetings are in the Lecture Hall at The Vic General Hospital (halfway down the main concourse on the left) at 11 o'clock on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  NB We don't meet in July and August.  Please email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250-598-3385 for more details.

Our mission is raising funds to purchase items for our hospital.  The Auxiliary raises funds to spend on the hospital.  The members do this with our totally volunteer-staffed hospital shop, by selling chocolate bars in the hall, by our concourse sales, by our Poinsettias for Patients campaign, and more.  We need help, ideas, support, anything you can give.  Have a heart for volunteering.  We are proud to have created Oasis@3North:  A project of the AUXILIARY and welcome donations specifically for it.

To get involved you first need to fill out a membership application and pay your $5 dues.  The Executive will review the application and meet you to see where and how you would fit into which activity.  It can be anything from making coffee, to having good ideas, to standing behind the cash register.  The Shop Convenor will train and assign you to where you best fit.  There are lots of positions of authority too.

Valerie Smith, President

Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary

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DIRECTOR, Volunteer Co-ordinator

VGH Volunteer Co-ordinator

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DIRECTOR, Fund-raising

Carolyn Haines

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SECRETARY

Margot Hogg

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