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About the LACGH Volunteer Services

The L&A County General Hospital Auxiliary was established in 1963, some 3 years before the Hospital was opened.  The Auxiliary’s first task was to raise funds to help equip the new hospital.  In 2006 the organization became the Volunteer Services to LACGH.  Throughout the past 54 years. the purchase of essential medical equipment for the enhancement of patient care and therapy has remained the constant goal.. Annual fundraising events include the Valentine Luncheon, Irish Stew, Tag Day, Harvest and Christmas Luncheons/Bazaars  and Hospital Bridge. Our well stocked Gift & Coffee Shop, HELPP lottery ticket sales & TV rentals also provide additional funding.

 

While fundraising is perhaps the most recognized function, our Volunteers continue to make the personal commitment to provide their time and talents in many different ways. You will see the “red vests” and “green aprons” offering support throughout the healthcare facility.

 

Volunteers greet patients and visitors at the Main, Lower Level and Triage Entrances and offer assistance with kiosk registration and direction to the various in-hospital services such as Same Day Surgery, Radiology, Laboratory, Outpatient Clinics, Bone Density & Mammography, Chemotherapy, Physiotherapy, etc.  Direct Care Volunteers offer daily support in the Inpatient departments, Emergency Department, Recovery Room & Mammography.  Hospitality & Library cart volunteers visit patients on a regular basis. 

In past 5 years our Volunteer Services has funded the purchase of a colonoscope for the OR, 10 transport wheelchairs, activity funds for Convalescent Care, and funding for the Dialysis Unit. In partnership with Mike & Suzanne Stevens of Country Traditions, a food delivery system was purchased in 2016 to enhance the quality of patient meals. All patient rooms have been equipped with television sets. Every year three $500.00 bursaries are presented to our three area High Schools.

Volunteer Services to LACGH is a member of the Hospital Auxiliary Association of Ontario (HAAO) and encourages members to attend various education opportunities.

Interested? If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Membership Coordinator Beryl Jacka (613) 354-2562

LACG Hospital Contact Info
8 Richmond Park Drive,
Napanee, ON K7R 2Z4
(613) 354-3301