Through our Poinsettia’s For Patients Fundraiser we raised over $8,000 which went towards the purchase of three Virtual Reality headsets and a mural/decal by professional artist Marcela Strasdas. Over seven thousand children have to use the out-patient lab at Vic General. The Auxiliary has committed to improving the old facilities and has started with 2 things to help the kids especially. Three VR headsets will suit the little ones and larger ones, with one just for those on the autistic spectrum. Those, along with beautiful art will help nervous children relax and have a nicer experience.
The lab at 2North has not changed much since the building was built in 1983, but the clientele has grown. It's a bit confusing and noisy and the Auxiliary will help with needed improvement over the next few years.
The Auxiliary is an independent charity which fund-raises for the hospital. Both Victoria General Hospital and the Auxiliary recently celebrated their 37th anniversaries. The all-volunteer-run hospital gift shop is the main source of revenue, but the Auxiliary holds other sales, such as Purdy’s Chocolates and New and Nearly New Sales, and sells poinsettias at Christmas to companies, friends, even Government House.
Free Wifi for patients, their friends, families, and staff and the Oasis @3North: A project of the AUXILIARY are our biggest projects to date.