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