Day of thanks for volunteers

Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary shows appreciation for support

Jacquie Dagenais

Jacquie Dagenais

Michele Taylor

Caledonia Courier

The Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary was out May 8 to show their appreciation to the community for the support they receive that enables the group to bring much needed medical equipment and services to the community.

“We want to show our appreciation to the community, for their generous donations supporting our efforts to enhance the comfort and care of patients in our hospital and other health-care facilities,” Julie-Ann Mortenson, president Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary said.

Mortensen said the Auxillans care for flower beds outside the extended care portion of the hospital, provide support through bursaries to youth going into the healthcare field and provide equipment and comfort items through donations made to the memorial funds.

She said this year a donation will be going to the Senior’s Transportation Committee to aid with the purchase of an accessible bus and vital sign recording equipment which has been ordered for the hospital.

“We have a bursary as well,” she said. “The Auxiliary funds it and (the bursary) is up to a total of $1,500.”

She said the appreciation day isn’t just for the community but a way for the group to show appreciation to all the volunteers in the community that give their time to the Auxiliary.

“You don’t often get told how much you are appreciated when you volunteer, this is a way for us to do that.”