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Auxiliary donates patient comfort

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary members May Correale (left), Wendy Christensen, Gladys Schroeter, Val Tribes, Linda Roy, Dixie Mackie and Kathy Pinder with some of the 10 DVD players donated for patient use. - photo submitted
Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary members May Correale (left), Wendy Christensen, Gladys Schroeter, Val Tribes, Linda Roy, Dixie Mackie and Kathy Pinder with some of the 10 DVD players donated for patient use.
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Patients on 3 East and West at Vernon Jubilee Hospital are now finding comfort watching movies on portable DVD players donated by the VJH Auxiliary.

Prompted by staff member Mary Weber, unit manager Jody Edwards requested the portable DVD players through the auxiliary’s Patient Comfort Funds, and the auxiliary was happy to approve the request for 10 portable players and headphones.

“The DVD players are for patients who can’t afford, or who find television too confusing or tiring,” said Edwards.

An added bonus, she said, is that the DVD players can also be used for patient education.

A call to staff and volunteers resulted in many donations. The response was great, and many newly purchased movies were donated as well.

 

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