What Does the NSHN Auxiliary Do?
photo supplied by NSHN Auxiliary.

Most people in the various communities on St. Joseph Island and along the North Shore are aware of the role the hospital plays in the community, but some are not familiar with what a small group of auxiliary members have been doing to make sure the hospital continues to serve the community and has the equipment it needs in order to do so effectively.

Media release: Here is a list of some of the items The North Shore Health Network (NSHN) Auxiliary Richards Landing Matthews Site have purchased over the past two years:

· Defibrillator $11,000

· Computer $900

· Four outlets for televisions including one for our paramedics and one $108 per month

· A television for the waiting room to provide health related information

· Refrigerator $800

· Ultra Freeze Liquid Nitrogen Sprayer $1,300

· Pediatric Cart $1,800

As well

· they have created a bursary for Central Algoma Secondary School of $500 which is awarded annually to a graduate pursuing studies in the health field

· they hold a Health Week Fair annually to provide an opportunity for the community to meet with over twenty health related agencies

· they organize and sponsor Richards Landing Community Night

· they have provided entertainment with the Life on the Farm and Call of the Wild fundraisers

· they have organized Snowfest for the past two years on the last day of the Christmas break to provide a day of outdoor fun for local families

The N.S.H.N. Auxiliary Richards Landing, Matthews Site is happy to welcome new members to assist in the work they are doing for Matthews Hospital. Call Joan Clute at 705-246-0003 for information.

The N.S.H.N. Auxiliary Richards Landing Matthews Site thanks the communities of St. Joseph Island and the North Shore for their continued support. If you are interested in donating, contact Barb Jackson at 705–246–1120.