QEH Auxiliary

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary Inc. is a volunteer organization that is a leading provider of funds and services for the patients and staff of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, as well as education and fellowship for its members. The main sources of income for the Auxiliary are three shops located in the lobby of the QEH: Lillibet’s Gift Shop, Royal Pantry Eatery, and Auxiliary Coffee.

Our Impact

The QEH Auxiliary has raised more than $6 million for the QEH since its inception in 1982.  Their donations have had a significant impact on health care in Prince Edward Island supporting both medical equipment and patient care and comfort. Highlights include:

  • Leadership in a project enabling the recruitment of QEH’s first ophthalmologist
  • Funding one of the first two digital mammography machines for the QEH
  • A donation of $500,000 to establish the Provincial Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Funding the first Instrument Tracking System to increase overall safety of patient care at the QEH
  • Hug-A-Bears for children
  • Television service for qualifying inpatients
  • Wi-Fi service for Units 1,2,3,4, and 8
  • Furniture for ICU Family Room, Mammography Waiting Area, Chapel and Emergency Department
  • Emergency kits for Social Work Department for patients

Become a Member with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary

Meetings are held monthly and are comprised of an educational component (usually health care related), committee reports, and fellowship. It only costs $15 to join. For further information email QEHAuxiliary@gmail.com.  Or Visit us on Facebook

Become a Volunteer

The QEH Auxiliary welcomes daytime and weekend volunteers to help in all three shops. For further information on how to become a volunteer, call Wilma at (902) 894-2197 or email QEHAuxiliary@gmail.com.  Or visit us on Facebook

Carrie and Walter MacDonald enjoy volunteering at the QEH Auxiliary’s Royal Pantry Eatery together. They enjoy volunteering together and helping a hospital that touches everyone.

“We enjoy helping a hospital that touches everyone,” said Carrie. “The QEH is where our four grandchildren were born, our youngest daughter spent a lot of time in pediatrics several years ago, and two of our children now work in health care.”
From left to right: friends and neighbours Deborah Hood, Marion Younker, and Barbara Waite who volunteer together at Lillibets Gift Shop once a week to refresh merchandise displays.