NOTE: May1, 2016: Our newly appointed Hospital Coordinator is Peter Douglas
The Hospital Unit is the volunteer group that supports all the ongoing activities in the hospital and in residential care. We currently have 97 volunteers in “Acute Care” (the hospital) and 27 volunteers in Residential Care (Mountain View Manor).
The Acute Care Team work in the hospital as greeters in the Emergency and the Information desk, registering women coming in for mammograms, escorting patients arriving for day surgeries and other procedures and of course we support visitors looking for admitted patients and help them find their way.
The Hospital Unit team is equally split between retirees and students. Currently we have secondary students manning the information desk on afternoons from 4 – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. We also provide visits to inpatients that would like a visit and we support visitors by helping them find their families and friends.
We are the team that supports the pet visiting program, the making of the tray favors and the distributing and arranging of the flowers found throughout our hospital.
The Delta Hospital Auxiliary provides $65,000 in funding, as well as an army of volunteers, to Mountain View Manor annually. The funding helps cover the cost of various programs, such as music therapy and the bell choir, outings, entertainment and other events.