Photo of cheque presentation

Our Roots
Wiarton Hospital or the Red Cross Outpost as it was known in 1949, opened with ten beds.  A Women’s Auxiliary was organized in December of that year with annual membership fees of fifty cents and their main responsibility being to maintain the Hospital linens.

Who We Are Today
In 2019, the Auxiliary is 45 active members who volunteer in the Wiarton Hospital; the Gift Shop; sell Nevada Tickets; entertain patients with music; provide Pet Therapy and host a variety of community events to ‘assist the Hospital in every way possible in the interests of providing the best patient care.’

2021 Stats

  • Auxiliary Formed – 1949
  • Registered Charity – Yes
  • Auxiliary Incorporated – Yes
  • Average Annual Hours Volunteers – 6,000
  • Student Bursary – Yes
  • Accepting New Volunteers – Yes
  • Accepting Student Volunteers – Yes

Fundraisers 

  • HELPP Lottery Tickets (Wiarton Foodland)
  • Gift Shop (located inside the Hospital – an amazing boutique offering the latest fashions, accessories, home & cottage decor, books & much more!)
  • Annual Spring Plant Sale
  • Eat for a Cause (partnering with Green Door Cafe and Dockside Willie’s)
  • Christmas Open House & Tea Room

Note: Many of our fundraising initiatives are subject to COVID-19 restrictions.  We are gratefully accepting your donations (tax receipts issued) on-line through the Canada Helps link: 

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/grey-bruce-health-services-wiarton-auxiliary/

or by cheque to:

 Grey Bruce Health Services
Wiarton Auxiliary
c/o Kathy Mason, Treasurer
369 Mary Street
Wiarton, Ontario     N0H 2T0

5 Year Review – Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton Auxiliary Contributions:

  • $105,145 – Wiarton Hospital Equipment
  • $25,000 – Oncology Campaign
  • $20,000 – MRI Campaign
  • $2,500 – Student Bursaries
  • $520 – Wiarton Hospital Gardens

Photo of Wiarton auxiliary cheque presentation


2020-2021  

  • $16,450 – Wiarton Hospital – complex care dining room door / ER auto door opener / Food Services
  • refrigerator
  • $6,666 – 2nd installment of $20,000 MRI commitment
  • $1,810 – 3 HEPA (high efficiency particulate air filter) vacuums
  • $500 – Student bursary – Peninsula Shores District School

Photo of GBHS staff and new vacuums

Photo of auxiliary member and $3000 cheque

2019-2020

  • $27,000– $13,500 to ceiling lifts for Complex Continuing Care / $13,500 to POC-CBC differential
  • $6,666 – 1st installment of $20,000 MRI commitment
  • $3,000– Sleeper Chairs – ER (1) and Complex Continuing Care (1)

2018-19    

  • $2,684 – Holter Monitor
  • $5,000 – Oncology Campaign

2017-18

  • $27,511 – Monitor Screen GPA
  • $5,000 – Oncology Campaign

2016-17

  • $25,500 – Ceiling Lift / Pediatric Cart / Vein Viewer         
  • $5,000 – Oncology Campaign

Photo of 70 reasons why we love volunteering