On July 14, 2018, the Emergency Response Campaign gained another major donor with Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary's tremendous $1.5 million gift announcement.
“Langley Memorial Hospital is 70 years old and the Auxiliary has been here fundraising every step of the way,” said Phil Jackman, campaign chair for Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Emergency Response campaign. “The commitment of time and energy this organization gives is incredible and I’m honoured to accept this outstanding gift on behalf of the community.”
Over its 70 year history, the Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has committed time and money to helping create an exceptional hospital experience.
The 220 members-strong organization is made up completely of volunteers who give their own time to help the community of Langley receive the care they need, running long-time programs such as acute comfort care, meet and greets for visiting loved ones, way-finding and creating comfort packages.
Besides volunteer programs that help to make hospital visits memorable in a good way, the organization has also committed to raising money over the years – through the hospital gift shop and Penny Pincher Thrift Store in Langley – to purchase urgently needed equipment that helps to enhance the care and facilities at the hospital.
Including the $1.5 million Emergency Department gift, the Auxiliary has donated more than $10 million over the past 15 years.
The new Emergency Department's Patient and Family Arrival Lounge will be named in the Auxiliary's honour.