The Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary works hard every day to help the citizens in their community. Through sales at the Auxiliary Thrift Store, the group has made a remarkable impact on local healthcare. The Auxiliary recently donated $24,000 to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation for the purchase of an “operating microscope” for Surgical Suites at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). NRGH recently opened two new operating rooms, for a total of ten O.R.s.
The Auxiliary has worked diligently to fundraise for medical equipment needs in Ladysmith and both Duncan and Nanaimo. Since 1997 the Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary has contributed more than $300,000 to NRGH; reaching Departments from Surgical to Renal, Paediatrics to Emergency, and ICU to Ophthalmology. Their gift of hard work and support has measurably increased access to increased medical services in Ladysmith and across Central Island.