Delta Hospital Auxiliary use this unit to keep the the community informed about our activities and how our volunteers work to achieve their yearly goals. The Vendor Program in the hospital lobby area is also managed by this unit.
One of our main methods is our website which is updated on a regular basis and we always encourage those interested to inquire at www.deltahospitalauxiliary.org. It provides both the history and the current events of our organization.
The Delta Hospital Auxiliary have for many years been a leader in the fight against breast cancer and recently purchased modern digital mammography equipment for $700,000. We constantly urge women to have regular mammograms because early detection is still the best method to win over this disease.
In addition to purchasing the above equipment we also have a group of ladies, the Pillow Pals, who meet on a regular basis to hand-sew pillows that are designed to help those recovering from mastectomy surgery.
PILLOW PALS AT IT AGAIN! (from The Optimist June 10, 2015)
“Delta Hospital Auxiliary volunteers Lesley Davis (left), Colleen Plain and Betty Davis hand over one of the 40 pillow sets to Sharon Secord (second from left), clinical nurse specialist for breast health with Fraser Health. The Auxiliary is donating the pillow sets to the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre. The Pillow Pals sew and fill more than 100 of the pillow sets every year…. A group of six to eight volunteers makes the pillows using fabric donated by the community as well as materials donated by Nelson’s Upholstery in Ladner and International Textiles in Richmond.”
We also participate in community events like the Ladner Market Days which gives us the opportunity to meet the public and explain how we focus on care and comfort for acute patients and residents of Mountain View Manor. We work with community organizations and recently provided the slat frames so the Delta Artists’ Guild could return their paintings to the halls of the hospital where they are enjoyed by staff, patients and visitors. We hold customer appreciation day, combined with the Delta Assist food bank, to help with the health needs of our community. We have a yearly celebration of Auxiliary Day to recognize that we belong to a provincial organization called the BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries. It is time to inform both our volunteers and the public that we are part of a large provincial organization that donates millions of dollars to the BC healthcare system each year not to mention thousands of hours in volunteer work.