APRIL 8, 2015 – With National Volunteer Week rapidly approaching, Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is set to recognize its volunteers for their significant contributions to patient care and comfort.

KDH’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea, scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2015, will celebrate the 10,000-plus hours of volunteer time given to the hospital this past year, and the well over $1 Million donated by the KDH Auxiliary over the decades.

KDH is fortunate to have approximately 100 volunteers who serve in every area of the hospital, from the Emergency Department to the Convalescent Care unit.

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Volunteers also give countless hours helping the KDH Auxiliary to raise funds – through its annual giant yard sale, HeyDay, and other events – to purchase essential medical equipment for patient care.

The hospital’s Volunteer Coordinator, Stephanie Redmond, notes that as patient visits to KDH continue to rise, more volunteers are needed. There are openings throughout the hospital, with a particular need for volunteers for the coffee bar and gift shop. KDH volunteers typically give about four daytime hours per week and no experience is required. Learn more.

During the Tea, the KDH Auxiliary will recognize a number of volunteers for their dedicated service; at this point, their names are “a closely guarded secret,” said Auxiliary President Jane Wolfe.

The KDH Volunteer Appreciation Tea will begin at 2 pm on April 16, 2015 at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, 285 County Road 44, Kemptville, Ontario. All Auxiliary members and everyone who volunteers for the benefit of KDH is invited attend.

National Volunteer Week, April 12 to 18 this year, is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s volunteers.

About Kemptville District Hospital

Kemptville District Hospital is Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest ranking bestowed by Accreditation Canada. Committed to building healthier communities, we are a model of hospital-led integrated health services within the provincial health system. Kemptville District Hospital consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction. We pride ourselves on being a good partner within the system. Kemptville District Hospital provides primary care management services, acute care hospital services, and advanced orthopaedic care.

For further information contact:

Jenny Read, Communications Lead

T: 613-258-6133 extension 223

Email: jread@kdh.on.ca