Our Auxiliary

Our Auxiliary  

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Since 1947, the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has provided services for patients and the community. A founding partner of WDMH, the Auxiliary consists entirely of volunteers with the unified goal of supporting high-quality patient care.  Our motto is ‘Helping patients, staff and visitors’.



Meet Our Executive

Co-Chairs: Elinor Jordan and Louise Arsenault

Treasurer: Karen Graham

Secretary: Carol Dawley


Bev Beck

Marion Carkner

Lynn Dillabough

Joan Farlinger 

Marie-Claire Ivanski

The Executive sets policy and engages in many activities to support the hospital to improve patient care or to raise funds for capital equipment. These activities include:

  • In Memoriam Fund

  • The Gift Shoppe

  • Social/ Special events

  • Fundraising

  • Plus many other services!

Shop ‘til You Drop

The Auxiliary Gift Shoppe is located in the lobby near the main entrance of the hospital. The Shoppe offers a wide range of gifts, clothing, and sundries. All proceeds are used to purchase hospital equipment. Gift certificates are available. To confirm Gift Shoppe hours, please call 613-774-2422 ext. 6336.

Making a Difference

Over the past six decades, the Auxiliary has purchased dozens of pieces of equipment to support patient care. Some examples include:

  • Wireless IV pumps

  • Ultrasound equipment

  • Lab equipment

  • Vital Signs monitors

  • Colonoscope

  • Defibrillator and Monitor

  • Anaesthetic machines

  • Electric beds

  • Patient lifts

  • Examination tables

  • Portable x-ray equipment