Thrift Store Wins Award

Photo by: Dirk Heydemann
and the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce

On Thursday April 11, the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards were held at the Port Theatre. We were very pleased that our Thrift Store took the category for Social Enterprise. Phil Robling and Lois Ohlhausen accepted the award on our behalf. We want to thank all the wonderful volunteers who work so hard every day at the store and, of course, our customers without whom we could not donate so much money to the hospital. Let’s do it again next year!

Wi-Fi Is Now Available In The Hospital


The patients and staff, at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital are now able to have access to a public WiFi system and can use use their tablets, smartphones and laptops more effectively. In March 2018 a project was started to determine the feasibility of providing WiFi access throughout the hospital. Once it was determined that the basic infrastructure was in place and could support a public WiFi network, the project moved along quickly and by June, the switch was turned on and WiFi was made available throughout the hospital.

The Auxiliary paid for the installation, and will continue to fund the annual maintenance and upkeep of the public WiFi network. This was truly a project to address our mandate of “providing patient care and comfort”.

In July, an appreciation event was held at the hospital to recognize the contributions from the Auxiliary and others. View the video produced by the hospital by clicking here.

Auxiliary Receives Award of Excellence

At the 2017 Christmas Appreciation luncheon, the Auxiliary was presented with the Island Health Celebration of Excellence Award for our dedicated efforts in support of funding patient care and comfort items, as well as significantly contributing to much needed hospital equipment. The Celebration of Excellence Award is an island wide initiative, and the Auxiliary was nominated for this prestigious award in the Community Service/ Volunteerism category.

Please take a look at this video that was delivered at the luncheon.

Click on the latest presentation pictures below to see them full size.