Hundreds of hospital auxiliaries in town

By Cheryl Jahn
April 15, 2019 - 4:28pm Updated: April 15, 2019 - 5:37pm

PRINCE GEORGE - More than 200 hospital auxiliaries from all corners of the province are in Prince George for the BC Association of Hospital Auxiliaries Annual General Meeting.
They will be in the city for three days and one of the issues they want to tackle is public perceptions of what they do.

"My line is 'We're running business. Thrift stores, gift shops. The revenue that we create for our health authorities is quite incredible. We are no longer a bunch of little old ladies sitting around knitting toilet roll covers.'," says Diane Thornton, the Vice President of the BC Association of Hospital Auxiliaries.

In fact, hospital auxiliarfies have raised millions of dollars and volunteered million of hours to hospitals.

Prince George was chosen to host this year's event because the local chapter is 100 years old this year.

Emergency response training taking place in the city

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