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Hospital Auxiliary volunteers give back to our community health care

Delta Hospital Auxiliary volunteers are amazing
Photo courtesy Delta Hospital Auxiliary Just a few of the wonderful Delta Hospital Auxiliary volunteers standing outside the thrift shop in Ladner Village.

Delta Hospital Auxiliary volunteers are amazing!

In 2022 the Auxiliary donated more than 60,000 hours of service - the equivalent of more than seven years of volunteer service all jam-packed into one year.

What motivates our volunteers to come out every day to support the Auxiliary? Let’s start with the obvious.

The money raised by the Auxiliary goes directly to support patient care and comfort at Delta Hospital, Mountain View Manor, and the Irene Thomas Hospice. Many years ago my husband was able have his surgery at the hospital. Not only did he receive excellent care, but it was a godsend for me, a young mom at the time with two small children, who didn’t have to drive to Surrey or Vancouver to visit.

Over the years I have visited the emergency room many times with various family members, always receiving the best of care.

Since 1980 the hospital has been there for our community, and I know many volunteers are like me, and volunteer to say thank you for these wonderful facilities and the staff who work there. The Auxiliary also supports the spiritual care and music therapy programs, the recreational program at Mountain View Manor, student and staff bursaries and funds miscellaneous items for the social workers. And maybe you, or someone you know, has been the recipient of one of the colourful pillows created by our Pillow Pals group for people who have had mastectomies or hernia surgery.

The Auxiliary always welcomes new volunteers. Not only will you have the satisfaction of knowing you are giving back to your community, but you’ll meet lots of great, like-minded people along the way.

As one volunteer, Jane, said, “I’ve made so many new friends…people I would never have met if I hadn’t volunteered.”

Come and join us!

-Submitted by Cathy Bayley/president Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society