Health volunteers and employee honoured at Hospital Day

  • Jun. 30, 2008 1:00 p.m.

Submitted by Jenny White-The Hospital Day Committee has continued the tradition of recognizing and honouring both volunteers and employees for Volunteer of the Year and Health Care Employee of the Year.The Hospital Day Health Care Volunteer of 2008 goes to Miyako Laidlaw and Erwin Roth in recognition of their long time work helping to beautify the hospital and clinic grounds. They will often spend two to three days a week in the spring and summer weeding, pruning and landscaping the grounds. They have recently completed the landscaping of the hillside up the path from the hospital to the clinic. Besides volunteering their time they have generously paid for shrubs and plants that go into the hospital garden. The hospital grounds and gardens are a community centerpiece thanks to Miyako and Erwin.The Hospital Day 2008 Employee of the year has put in 18 years of service to our communities and elders working at the Adult Day program in Skidegate. Northern Health Authority employee Carol Young, Employee of the Year 2008, helped start the program in Skidegate and her dedication and caring personality have kept the Adult Day Program going strong. She puts in many hours of her own time doing the little extras that make the program so successful. She picks up and drops off the elders, shops, attends workshops, and has involved local high school children in a bridging program with the elders. Her positive nature and strong advocacy for the elders of our communities distinguishes her work as a model of caring health care workers here on Haida Gwaii.Congratulations to Miyako, Erwin and Carol for these volunteer and employee awards for 2008.