Since 1969 Delta Hospital Auxiliary has been a leader in supporting healthcare for Delta residents. Lila Massey, the first President of Delta Hospital Auxiliary, saw the need for Delta to have a hospital and with the support of many Delta residents turned a dream into a reality. Since then Delta Hospital Auxiliary has funded many progressive changes enabling Delta Hospital to purchase leading edge medical equipment and move forward in the healthcare area.
In 1977 the doors were opened at Mountain View Manor, a residential care home. 1980 saw the opening of the acute area of Delta Hospital which in turn improved the healthcare for Delta residents.
In 1990 the Auxiliary provided funds for Laparoscopic surgery at Delta Hospital and in 1995 the Auxiliary provided funding for 10 gynecological balloon ablation surgical trial procedures. This gained us the recognition of being the first community hospital in North America to offer the new surgical procedure. Delta Hospital Auxiliary has raised over 18 million dollars for state of the art hospital equipment and projects. The Auxiliary supports Mountain View Manor with a yearly contribution of $65,000 for Recreation programs and Music Therapy.
As an established member of Delta business community the Auxiliary Society owns and operates four commercial enterprises: Delta Lifeline, The Dogwood Gift Shop located in the lobby of the Delta Hospital, the Auxiliary Thrift Store in the heart of Ladner Village and the Courtyard Cafe in the Delta Hospital. The earnings from the Auxiliary’s enterprises are directed back into the hospital providing equipment and services for the community.
“To provide patient care and comforts at Delta Hospital, raise money for medical equipment and maintain a good relationship with the community.”
The Delta Hospital Auxiliary has been a great supporter of and a visionary partner for Delta Hospital over the past 30 years. They provide us with generous funding for the health care equipment that has allowed us to practice in a leading edge capacity. They provide comfort for patients through multiple care efforts which include everything from music therapy to sewing pillows for post surgical mastectomy patients. We have Auxiliary volunteers all through our facility helping patients and families feel welcome. For the past 30 years we have trusted our Auxiliary to be great partners and supporters of Delta Hospital and they have never disappointed us. This community has so much to be grateful for as we would not have the hospital we have today without the vision and support of the Auxiliary.
Annette Garm, Director Site Operations, Delta Hospital