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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Ready to greet the crowd.  Auxiliary Volunteers  Sandi Campbell (left), Jackie Holborn (centre) Leslie MacDonald (right).

The Annapolis Community Health Centre Auxiliary was back at King’s Theatre with its Annual Variety Show on October 28, 2018.  An appreciative audience was treated to a variety of performances which included some very entertaining skits, Celtic music, a rousing choir, and even a musical interlude with Annapolis Royal Mayor Bill MacDonald.

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