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.


Who Are BC Angel Dresses?

Who Are BC Angel Dresses?

This is a group of volunteers who recognize that the child they lost deserves to be mourned, whether they drew breath outside the womb or not.

BC Angel Dresses try, in a small part, to help with the grieving process, and to give dignity to the babies who do not survive. 

They accept donations of wedding, grad and bridesmaid dresses.  With these they make  'angel dresses' for the families who have lost an infant so that they may dress their baby before saying goodbye.

They work with hospitals to provide this service but also help individuals whenever they are asked.

There is no charge for this service.  If you are interested in helping this organization, you may contact them through this website in the contact window on the front page.





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 Flower Delivery Volunteers

The Auxiliary to UHNBC is proud to recognize the hard work of the volunteers who deliver flowers to patients and staff at the hospital.  Local florists deliver beautiful bouquets of flowers to the Auxiliary room and the volunteers take them up to the wards and deliver them to the patients and staff.   Many thanks to Betty Bassaraba for organizing this service for the Auxiliary.  The Auxiliary Gift Shop also has beautiful arrangements provided by Prince George Florists.  These may be ordered by phone by calling the Gift Shop.

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Betty Bassaraba
Maria Branco
Rita Burri
Gerry Faulder
Pat Finn
Annie Janusonis
Dorothy Johnson
Kathy Lee
Lillian Perry
Betty Pidhirny
Yvonne Rowe
Faye Sibley
Eileen Taylor
Bonnie Walberg
Lorita Woelbern


The Thrift Shop is Thriving!!!

Between 2005 and 2015 the Thrift Shop made $645,000.00 for the Hospital

The Thrift Shop is located on 3rd Avenue near Victoria Street