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Auxiliary to BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

The Auxiliary is a separately incorporated provincial society and federally registered charity which supports patients and their families at BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre.

Ways the Auxiliary supports the hospital

  • Provide a variety of volunteering opportunities to individuals in the community.
  • Raises funds on behalf of the Hospital and Health Centre.
  • Participate in Hospital activities that strengthen and improve the health care delivery system.

What is the Auxiliary

The Auxiliary is a self-governing membership organization. They are an incorporated society - that is accountable directly to the hospital's administration. The Auxiliary is founded by persons from the community who agree to work together to assist a health care institution in promoting the health and welfare of the community.

The Auxiliary's board of directors has ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the Auxiliary organization on behalf of the total membership and in the interests of the institution. The Auxiliary board serves as the leadership body, formulating policy and plans for the auxiliary.  

Department of Volunteer Resources and the Auxiliary

The department of Volunteer Resources and the Auxiliary have specific and separate roles and responsibilities and form the basis for mutual support and understanding. The Auxiliary board provides the link between the Auxiliary and the department of Volunteer Resources. 

Auxiliaries and volunteers represent a unique and valuable human resource to health care institutions. It is important that these relationships, responsibilities and accountabilities be clearly defined and understood by all parties involved. Clarification of functions and relationships is necessary to maximize the contributions of auxiliaries and in-service volunteers for the benefit to both the institution and the community.

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