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Pastoral care

Specially-trained members of the Auxiliary attend to the emotional and spiritual needs of the patients and their families. They visit twice weekly, and members of the clergy provide communion every Sunday.

Gift shop

Patients and visitors are served by more than 40 volunteers who maintain the Gift Shop. Light snacks and beverages, as well as a wide variety of gift items are offered for sale. Profits generated from this source are the main fund-raising facility of the auxiliary.

Complex continuing care

Our activity programme offers art, cooking, crafts, bingo, music, card games and bowling. Parties are organized to celebrate birthdays and seasonal events. Community groups present musical and theatrical entertainment throughout the month, and "Pet Pals" visit with their well-trained dogs and cats on a regular basis.

Palliative care

The chairperson of this committee, or co-chairs, directs a small specifically trained team of Auxiliary volunteers. These volunteers provide emotional, physical and spiritual comfort to the critically ill as they make their final journey.

In memoriam

Donations to honour the memory of loved ones are welcomed. The names of the deceased are inscribed in the 'In Memoriam Book' displayed in its showcase in the lobby. All tax-deductible donations are used for the direct benefit of the patients.


Auxiliary members, working under the guidance of a physiotherapist, prepare patients for their exercises, walk with them and help them with simple exercise therapy. The cheerful attitude of our members helps greatly while working with patients one-on-one.

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