Awards time for Nowra’s United Hospital Auxiliary

Dedicated, loyal, a hard worker and committed volunteer are just some of the ways to describe the United Hospital Auxiliary Nowra’s Pat Glasby.

Mrs Glasby, after 40-years of remarkable service to the auxiliary, recently announced she would be leaving the Shoalhaven due to family reasons.

She was given a certificate of appreciation and a 40-year service badge at the auxiliary's recent annual general meeting.

The dedicated supporter of the Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital had many roles with the auxiliary and was a long-standing president.

All is not lost, however, as Mrs Glasby, will maintain vice-president and purchasing office roles with the auxiliary even though she won’t live in the area.

Auxiliary life member Gwen Vaughan worked alongside Mrs Glasby for many years.

“Pat is a woman who has a lot of knowledge,” Mrs Vaughan said.

“Pat was prepared to listen to others and dedicated to getting the job done.

“Her efforts have been invaluable.”

Other the years Mrs Glasby and Mrs Vaughan became great friends.

“Pat is a person I could say anything too. She is going to be missed,” Mrs Vaughan said.

Mrs Glasby’s contributions were numerous and she helped many people.

“She did a lot of work behind the scenes and everyone at the hospital knew her as Pat,” Mrs Vaughan said.

“Pat’s love was the hospital.”

At the group’s AGM several other committee members were given awards for their energetic service.

Mandy Butterfield got a 25-year service certificate, Pauline Bryen got a 25-year service certificate, Kay Gibbs got her 20-year bar, Ann Holly got a 10-year bar, Nora Cunningham got a 10-year bar, Norma Moffitt got a 10-year bar, Annette Goatcher got a 10-year bar and Jean Seary got a certificate for her 80th birthday.

Meanwhile, the auxiliary supports the hospital by raising funds for various pieces of equipment.

Mrs Vaughan said the community gets a great deal of help from the auxiliary as everyone will need to go to the hospital during their lives.

For information about joining the auxiliary call the Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital on  4421 3111.