Hospital Auxiliary helps look after youngest patients at WDMH

WINCHESTER — During the pandemic, most volunteers at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital are safe at home, the Gift Shoppe has been closed, and the Fall Bazaar has been cancelled. Even the award-winning Christmas Puddling sales have been put on hold.

But that doesn’t mean their volunteers aren’t hard at work. The WDMH Auxillary is still supporting patients through fundraising activities and community outreach.

The Auxillary is currently raising funds for a new system that will keep the hospital’s youngest patients safe. A new monitoring system will ensure that only family members have access to newborns at WDMH. It will ensure the safety of everyone in the childbirth unit.

“The birth of a child is one of the most exciting and memorable moments for families. We are so grateful to the Auxiliary for helping us purchase this important equipment,” explains Clinical Manager Mikyla Lennard.

“Since 1947, the WDMH Auxiliary has been supporting patients through volunteering and fundraising for many different pieces of equipment,” notes Auxiliary Co-Chair Lynn Dillabough. “We are excited to be raising funds for something that will support WDMH’s youngest patients.”

Donations can be made by mailing a cheque to the WDMH Foundation at 511 Louise Street, Winchester, K0C 2K0. Please indicate the donation is for “Auxiliary Equipment” and include your return address to get an income tax receipt. Donors can also call the Foundation at 613-774-2422 ext. 6162 to make a donation using a credit card.

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