Established in 1959, Kemptville District Hospital Auxiliary Inc. has raised over $930,000 for the
Hospital to purchase medical equipment for patient care. We offer volunteer services to hospital patients and assist the hospital in providing health care of the highest quality.
Our dedicated group also sponsors key programs including pastoral care, activity programs, the gift shop and fundraising events. Ranging from birthday parties to seasonal celebrations to the Hey Day garage sale fundraiser, we enrich the lives of many at KDH.
"To provide volunteer service to hospital patients, promote good public relations and assist the hospital in providing quality community health care."
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A teenage volunteer at KDH.
Join our team of volunteers
Volunteer opportunities are
currently available in the Operating Room, the
Emergency department and also in the area of
Pastoral Care. Volunteers
receive a thorough training and orientation program.
If you are serious about making a real difference in
our community, please call volunteer Coordinators Catherine Brunton at (613) 258-5111 or Louise Tallman at (613) 258-2034, or contact Lillian Leonard, President of the Auxiliary at (613) 258-5360 between 9 AM and 6 PM.
Donations to honour the memory of loved ones or to celebrate a Special occasion are welcomed. The names of the deceased or honoured are inscribed in the Memorial Book display in a showcase in the front lobby at the hospital. All tax deductible donations are used for the direct benefit of patient care.
The Auxiliary offers annual bursaries to a deserving student graduating from each local high school, who is pursuing a career in the health care field.
For information about the Tribute
please call Lillian Leonard, President
(613) 258-5360 between 9 AM and 6 PM
or mail to:
KDH Auxiliary Inc. - Tribute Fund
P.O. Bag 2007
2675 Concession Rd.
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
We welcome new volunteers to help in various areas of the hospital. Volunteer Application forms can be picked up outside the Human Resources Office in the administration wing of the hospital, or downloaded from www.kdhauxiliary.ca ("join our volunteer team").
The gift shop is located on the lower floor of the hospital. Patients and visitors will find a variety of gifts and seasonal items, hand-knit articles, light snacks and drinks. Don't miss the Second Hand Rose section for great treasures at bargain prices.
The welcome desks are located in the new wing inside the new main entrance and in the ER waiting room. They fulfill a very valuable function helping patients and visitors find their way in the hospital, which can be confusing for visitors who are not familiar with the layout.
The new wing of the hospital includes three new state-of-the art operating rooms, with areas for pre-and post-operative care. Volunteers greet patients, offer them refreshment in recovery, and help out with tasks like making up stretchers, replenishing the linen cart, or connecting with the patient's escort.
Local clergy and trained volunteers attend to the spiritual and emotional needs of the patients and their families. Visits are made at the request of patients. The pastoral care team is on call 24 hours a day. They also conduct two memorial services each year.
Interim Long Term Care Unit
Volunteers assist with outings, games, bingo, crafts, music, pet therapy, BBQ's, walkabouts, birthday parties and friendly visits.
High school students assist in areas such as helping in the hospital kitchen, serving meals to patients, friendly visiting, and taking ice water around to patients.
The Auxiliary has various fundraisers every year. Our major fundraiser is "Hey Day" (a giant garage sale) held the second weekend in June. Its success is due to strong community support. Since its inception, the Auxiliary has raised over $930,000 dollars for the hospital.