The work of the Ponoka Hospital Care Centre Ladies Auxiliary to earn money for patient care and comfort is awesome.
If I may just mention a few items they have purchased on the wish list: 10 new beds for long-term care, a washer and dryer, a pill crusher, garden flowers, two large screen televisions. These women also invested in equipment for the operating room at approximately $50,000, a new $26,000 birthing bed for new moms, and a reflex chair.
Some of the ladies have sewn aprons and quilts for years. The lovely gift shop that you man by all your volunteer ladies (and a few husbands). The ladies own and operate the new vending and coffee machine and the ATM.
What a great job you have done ladies. You also worked long nights at a casino in Red Deer earning approximately $36,000 to be spent helping the PHCC and the community every day.
Volunteerism — what goes around comes around. Ponoka proud on you.