The Pembroke Regional Hospital Auxiliary operates many services within the Hospital (eg. The Sunshine Gift Shop, Mural Café, TV rentals, the sale of HELPP Lottery tickets) and organizes several community initiatives which contribute to the financial health of the Hospital.
Sunshine Gift Shop
The Auxiliary-operated Sunshine Gift Shop is located at the entrance to Tower B (Deacon Street entrance).An assortment of gifts, fresh flowers, cards, clothing, snacks, as well as some religious articles such as rosaries are available.
The Mural Café
The Mural Café is located on the ground floor of Tower B, across from the Diagnostic Imaging Department. Operated by the Pembroke Regional Hospital Auxiliary, it offers a variety of coffees, fresh baked cookies, muffins, bagels, soup and sandwiches. A selection of juices, soft drinks, fruit and yogurt are also available.
The PRH Auxiliary sells TV vouchers in the Sunshine Gift Shop at a cost of $10 per day including tax. Vouchers can be paid for by cash, debit, credit card or PRH gift card. Family members can also purchase the service for loved ones by telephone, and the finance office will offer discounted rates for long-term use over 30 days.
These vouchers are taken to the nursing station on the patient’s unit where they are collected by housekeeping staff who activate and deactivate the TV services. In terms of timing for activation, any voucher turned in before 3 p.m. each day will be activated the same day, while those submitted after 3 p.m. will be activated at 7 a.m. the next morning.
Patients are also provided with a TV guide and headphones at the time of purchase.
HELPP Lottery tickets
The Auxiliary sells HELPP Lottery tickets, featuring instant cash prizes, on the Ground Floor of Tower B. As with all fundraising projects, proceeds are returned to the Hospital for the purchase of special equipment, or enhancement of services that are not funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For 53 years our Auxiliary hosted an annual fall tea at the Marguerite Centre, but as with all events, the need to modernize and revitalize provided us with the opportunity in 2014 to make significant changes and the “Brunch with Us” fashion extravaganza was born.
In September, 2004, local artist Helen Schruder generously donated her time and talents to create a historic rendition of Pembroke’s hospitals from 1878 to the present. With a minimum “In Memoriam” donation of $100 recognition can be made on the mural board to honour a person or persons.