WDMH Volunteers celebrated last Thursday; mobile x-ray machine on way, thanks to money raised

Providing much, much more than just smiles!

WINCHESTER — At Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH), our volunteers do it all – they even help save lives!

That was one the messages shared at the WDMH Auxiliary Luncheon, held on April 27  at the Chesterville Legion.

Lynne Waytowich, Registered Medical Radiation Technologist and Clinical Instructor, was on hand to thank the volunteers for their ongoing support. “Volunteers for always helping us care for our patients by doing odd jobs that take the pressure off us which makes our jobs easier,” Lynne noted. “But they also raised $191,675.47 for the new mobile x-ray machine. The image appears instantly on the screen right at the patient’s bedside which saves precious time when seconds count. It also allows us to see the placement of life-saving tubes and lines within the patient; we can see if these lines are in the desired location instantly. Caring for our patients with compassion and pursuing excellence just got a lot easier and more efficient thanks to our amazing volunteers. They are helping us to save lives!”

WDMH CEO Cholly Boland also thanked the volunteers for everything they do: “We can’t thank our volunteers often enough. Whether it’s the thousands of hours they work at WDMH or the thousands of dollars they raisefor WDMH, we couldn’t operate a hospital without our volunteers. They are truly priceless!”

At the luncheon, volunteers were also recognized by both WDMH and the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario (HAAO) for milestone anniversaries.

The need for more volunteers always exists. If you are interested in volunteering at WDMH, please contact Alan Archer at aarcher@wdmh.on.ca or 613-774-2420 ext. 6323.

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