Hospital auxiliary buys bassinets for hospital

The Cariboo Memorial Hospital Auxiliary purchased four bassinets for the second floor nursery recently.

The Cariboo Memorial Hospital Auxiliary purchased four bassinets for the second floor nursery recently.

The bassinets were purchased at a cost of $1,500 each.

Sara Evans, second floor manager and Carmen Sellars, RN are delighted with the new bassinets as they are easier to maintain, reports auxiliary member Cynthia Wilson.

“They have larger wheels for more mobility, a locked cupboard for the new mom’s possessions and a large, comfortable plastic cot for the new baby,” Wilson says.

She says the hospital auxiliary was started in 1923, two years before the first public hospital was established.

The women of the auxiliary raised money for a bolt of sheeting and pillowcase material to sew bedding required when the hospital opened.