Glace Hay Hospi­tal aux­il­iary hopes to reach spe­cial goal be­fore its 100th an­niver­sary

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS - BY SHARON MONT­GOMERY-DUPE

aux­il­iary, but they as­sist by do­nat­ing knit­ting or cro­chet­ing, sewing, books or other items.

The gift shop is open as vol­un­teers are avail­able, usu­ally a few hours in the morn­ing and af­ter­noon.

“ We have more peo­ple in the aux­il­iary now so we are hop­ing to open a few ex­tra hours, maybe even in the evening.”

Lynn Gil­bert, spokesper­son for the Cape Bre­ton District Health Au­thor­ity, said the aux­il­iary mem­bers and the work they do are an im­por­tant part of the hospi­tal.

“Ev­ery piece of equip­ment they help pur­chase is used to make pa­tients more comfortable and at ease while they’re in the hospi­tal for treat­ment or tests.”

She said over the years the aux­il­iary has helped the hospi­tal pur­chase sev­eral ta­bles, com­mode chairs, pres­sure guard mat­tresses, step stools, clin­i­cal care re­clin­ers, wheel­chairs and much more.

The aux­il­iary has also made sig­nif­i­cant do­na­tions to the Glace Bay Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion for equip­ment for the hospi­tal’s reti­nal eye clinic and made a $10,000 do­na­tion to­ward the pur­chase of an MRI and bone den­sit­o­me­ter.

If any­one would like to do­nate to the hospi­tal gift shop they can tele­phone MacDon­ald at 8496741.

Sharon Mont­gomery-Dupe - Cape Bre­ton Post

Eleanor MacDon­ald (left), pres­i­dent of the Glace Bay Hospi­tal ladies aux­il­iary, and Lena MacKen­zie, a mem­ber of the aux­il­iary and co-or­di­na­tor of the hospi­tal gift shop, look over a do­nated dish­cloth set as other mem­bers look on. The aux­il­iary’s goal is to pur­chase five more ma­jor pieces of equip­ment for the hospi­tal be­fore its 100th an­niver­sary.

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