Volunteer Auxiliary Groups
Hospital Auxiliary Groups formed in the early to mid-1970’s and are voluntary groups that fund raise to help provide specific items which the hospital needs. Assisting to improve patient care, Auxiliaries provide important support and raise funds for the purchase of equipment through cake and craft stalls, golf days, bus trips, fashion parades and many other activities
Not only do these groups assist the Hospital, volunteers make long-lasting friendships within the community.
The composition of Auxiliaries has altered, with groups initially having in excess of 10-15 members, most being wives of well-known men in town, who had time on their hands support and assist such groups.
Now dwindling to smaller numbers, the groups are made up of women who are usually in employment themselves and have minimal time to support Auxiliaries.
Some of the past donations received from the various Auxiliary Groups are:
1994 – $1000 bed for children’s ward
1998 – $3,000 towards the new Palliative care suite
2008 – $2420 towards a syringe driver