Helen Gurney

Helen Gurney

Bill’s chair to benefit others

Port McNeill Hospital gets custom reclining I.V. drip chair, thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Port McNeill Hospital Auxiliary.

PORT McNEILL—Port McNeill Hospital is the proud new owner of a custom reclining I.V. drip chair, thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Port McNeill Hospital Auxiliary.

“Bill’s Chair,” donated in memory of the late Bill Gurney, husband of auxiliary secretary Helen Gurney, was presented to the hospital in September.

It’s the latest piece of medical equipment donated by the auxiliary, which was incorporated in January of 2010.

Earlier this year, the auxiliary donated a percussor, which is used in medical examinations, and two nebulizers, or inhalers, used to convert drugs from liquid to mist form.

During its latest meeting, the auxiliary voted to order additional supplies for the hospital, including an analgesic gas deliver system and a Neopuff infant resuscitator.

The auxiliary raises funds through activities like bake sales and craft showcases, and gladly accepts donations for these events.

This Sunday, the auxiliary will host a bake sale in conjunction with the Port McNeill Lioness Community Garage Sale from 1-3 p.m. at Port McNeill Lions Hall. To donate baked goods, call Helen Gurney at 250-956-3949.

The auxiliary will also gladly accept cash donations toward its hospital supplies contributions.

To contribute or to inquire about joining the auxiliary, call Helen Gurney at 250-956-3949 or Sue Wiedenman at 250-956-3504