In late April 2015, the Kemptville District Hospital Auxiliary introduced ‘Comfort Kits’ for people admitted to KDH without a supply of personal care items that are not provided by the hospital.

The comfort kits contain everyday necessities like a toothbrush and toothpaste, deoderant, shampoo, hand lotion, lip balm and a notebook. The comfort kits are specific to women or men, the man’s kit containing a razor and shaving foam.

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Auxiliary President Jane Wolfe (centre), presents a Comfort Kit to KDH’s Discharge Planner, Heidi Peskett (left), and VP of Nursing/Clinical Services, Cathy Burke.

The comfort kits also contain a book of puzzles and a pen to help patients pass the time enjoyably.

The kits are available on an ongoing basis for any inpatients who need them and are another example of the Auxiliary’s commitment to improving the experience of our patients.