When the Auxiliary began in 1962, the bricks and mortar that constitute today’s Lakeshore General Hospital had not been laid. The City of Pointe-Claire donated space in Stewart Hall where the women who formed the Auxiliary could work tirelessly to stuff envelopes with flyers and pamphlets aimed at heightening the community’s awareness of the coming hospital. Members of the Auxiliary opened a little gift shop in Stewart Hall to help raise funds for the hospital. When the hospital finally opened, the Auxiliary agreed to provide the hospital with a coffee shop, a gift shop and a book corner to serve the patients, their families, visitors and the hospital staff. To this day, they continue to offer these very successful services.
The focus of the Auxiliary has always been the care and well-being of the patients. To this end, the volunteers have served in over twenty areas of the hospital to bring help, comfort and a warm smile to the patients, thus allowing the professional staff to focus on the medical needs. Their commercial enterprises provide them with the funds to help the hospital purchase much-needed equipment to improve the hospital’s medical services and treatment. The Auxiliary also provides bursaries to support hospital staff as they continue their professional training.
For the past 60 years, the Auxiliary has remained true to its focus – to enhance the quality of the care and well-being of the patients. Every patient deserves to receive all-star care and treatment, and the members of the Auxiliary of the Lakeshore General Hospital work very hard to make that happen.
To volunteer with the Auxiliary, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 514-630-2225 x2119.