Auxiliary to UHNBC


The Auxiliary to University Hospital of Northern B.C. has been an integral part of the hospital since 1919 except  during the war years when it was not actively functioning. We are a non-profit community based society that is committed to the enhancement of health care in our hospital. Our strength lies with our members who dedicate their time, support and knowledge in one of our many services.

To provide resources, volunteers and funding.
To foster and promote the well-being and comfort of patients.
To provide scholarships and bursaries to students attending public post-secondary Institutions.
To operate a Thrift Shop and Gift Shop to generate income to support the above purposes.





These beautiful drop pearl earrings are for sale at the Gift Shop.
Please come check them out if you're looking for a gift
for someone special.

Knitters Needed

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Do you need something useful to do while your hubby is watching the hockey game?  Consider joining the Auxiliary knitters.  These ladies make all sorts of baby items needed by the Gift Shop!  Baby booties, hats, sweaters, blankets.....we sell them all!  Please contact the knitter convenors via our contact site on this website.





Variety, the Children's Charity Telethon was recently held.  For this occasion Canfor donated 4 boxes of Teddy Bears to Spirit of the North for distribution where needed.  The wonderful news is that the Spirit of the North has given the Auxiliary ER Service all of the bears for hand out when needed in ER.  Incredible and SO appreciated.  Our littlest patients will now have something to cuddle while they wait to be treated by the medical staff.


A New Auxiliary Service


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The dietary staff at UHNBC is trying hard to make the patients' stay in hospital as pleasant as possible.  The Auxiliary has been asked to help. This service is about trying to cut waste as well as trying to give patients some choices of what appears on their food tray. We visit the new patients, go over their choices then return the planning menus to the dietary department. The Auxiliary is still needing volunteers to help in this service, so if you are a people person and like to spend time with patients, this might just be the service for you.  Please fill out the application forms found on the website if you'd like to help out!!


Thank You to our Emergency Information Desk Volunteers

The Auxiliary to UHNBC is proud to recognize the hard work of the volunteers who run our Emergency Inforrmation Desk!!  The ER Information Desk is located at the front entrance to the Emergency Room on the north end of the hospital. The UHNBC emergency room can be a stressful place when one is sick or injured or when it is filled to capacity!   Visitors and patients to the hospital are greeted with  friendly assistance in their goal to get emergency medical attention. Volunteers in this service help the triage nursing staff admit new patients.  Many are in distress and are not feeling well at all!  Our littlest patients are often given a teddy bear to cuddle while they wait to be seen by a doctor.   Many thanks to Jo Ann Morgan who is the convenor and scheduler for all of these volunteers.