A proud record of volunteer service.

The chronicle of the Annapolis Community Health Centre Auxiliary is woven into the history of the Annapolis Community Health Centre. The Ladies Hospital Aid was established on August 29, 1939 with the purpose of helping to equip the Annapolis General Hospital, which opened that year. These dedicated volunteers sewed sheets, bedspreads, curtains, layettes and diapers. They canned fruits and vegetables, made jellies and jams, and performed any task within their powers in order to support the hospital.

Over the years priorities changed and the Ladies Hospital Aid evolved into the Annapolis General Hospital Auxiliary and finally became the Annapolis Community Health Centre Auxiliary. The Auxiliary’s mandate is to promote and support the Annapolis Community Health Centre (ACHC). That charge is fulfilled in a number of ways that include:

  • Equipment purchase – everything from bedpans to heart monitors, including physiotherapy and occupational therapy equipment, as well as assisting with the purchase of digital x-ray equipment;
  • Financially supporting the set up of the ACHC Palliative Care Unit;
  • Helping to fund the Annapolis/Kings Health Career Bursary Program;
  • Providing equipment and furnishings for the Family Medicine Residency Program.

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Pictured above, the recent ACHC Auxiliary fundraiser "Girls'Night Out", held at Hillsdale House Inn in Annapolis Royal, was a huge success. A good time was definitely had by everyone who came out to support the Auxiliary. The event was a sell-out almost before the posters went up! The Auxiliary would like to thank the many demonstrators who came from across Annapolis West and beyond and helped to make the night a celebration of women's wellness.

Over the past two decades, the Auxiliary has contributed more than $220,000 for equipment purchase and to initiate and sustain a large variety programs and projects. Members are proud of their longstanding support of hospital care in Annapolis West and are always happy to welcome new volunteers.

The Auxiliary meets on the first Monday of every month with the exception of July and August when members take a well-deserved break.


The Annapolis Community Health Centre Auxiliary
821 St. George Street
P.O. Box 384
Annapolis Royal N S
B0S 1A0