The mighty volunteers from the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society have come through again.
This week, the Auxiliary Society presented a record $700,000 donation to the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. The funding will go towards the purchase of critical equipment needs at the hospital.
According to the Foundation, this exceptional donation will support the hospital’s greatest needs and enhance patient care across multiple departments including long-term care, surgical services, medical imaging and the emergency department.
The Auxiliary Society has been providing volunteer services, patient care and comfort and funding from their entrepreneurial efforts to Delta Hospital since 1969.
As one of the province’s most successful hospital auxiliaries, its more than 300 dedicated volunteers donate nearly 60,000 hours each year. Through their successful business – the Dogwood Gift Shop, Courtyard Café, the Delta Auxiliary Thrift Store and Lifeline - the Auxiliary Society has cumulatively raised more than $16 million towards health care in Delta.
“We are honoured to work with the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society to help provide the best health care possible at the Delta Hospital Campus,” said Foundation executive director Lisa Hoglund. “We are incredibly grateful for this remarkable gift that will purchase critical equipment needs for multiple departments throughout the hospital.”
Auxiliary president Cathy Bayley said they are pleased to continue its successful partnership with the Foundation.
“Thanks to our devoted volunteers, who donate countless hours to raise money for state-of-the-art equipment, this is our largest annual commitment to Delta Hospital,” she said. “We would like to thank the Foundation for ensuring our volunteers are recognized and celebrated for their dedication.”
Cathy Wiebe, executive director, Delta and White Rock/South Surrey Health Services and Delta and Peace Arch Hospitals also thanked the Auxiliary Society for its tremendous support.
“We are so pleased the Auxiliary and Foundation continue to align their support, which improves health care in our community and ensures the Auxiliary is recognized for their hard work, dedication, and generosity,” added Wiebe.