Auxiliary helps hospital buy needed equipment

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently contributed $11,000 to purchase a Prime X Imaging Stretcher for the hospital

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently contributed $11,000 to purchase a Prime X Imaging Stretcher for the hospital.

This unit has hydraulic controls for ease of use and patient comfort. It can be adjusted to whatever height or position needed, and can even record the patient’s weight.

This is only one of the items that the Auxiliary has agreed to purchase this year for DHMH. This is where the money goes from the Auxiliary fundraisers supported by the community, such as the Dessert Extravaganza, which will be held Oct. 3 at Clearwater/Wells Gray KOA.

A new fundraiser for the Auxiliary this fall is a 50/50 draw. Tickets are available around town and the draw will be Dec.3 – just in time for Christmas shopping. The tickets are $5 each with a possibility of winning up to $5,000. You don’t need to be here for the draw – the cheque will be mailed.

Please purchase a ticket or two to support the Auxiliary so it can help out the hospital.

New members are always welcome and needed. The Auxiliary’s supper meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Monroe room at Wells Gray Inn. The next one will be on Sept.1.