CHH Auxiliary Funds 8 New Wheelchairs For Patients

(Torrington, CT) The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Auxiliary recently donated 8 new wheelchairs for the continued care of the hospital’s patients. These chairs will be used throughout CHH’s main campus on all patient floors and units in order to continue offering patients with a comfortable and safe means to move about the facility.

“We are pleased to offer the hospital’s visitors with the most advanced wheelchairs that offer users an easy-to-use, safe and comfortable means to move throughout the hospital. The Auxiliary continues to seek ways in which it can assist in the delivery of positive patient and visitor experiences.” Said Auxiliary President Barbara Pudlinski.

Four of the wheelchairs are Staxi Medical Chairs recognized for patient safety. These chairs have a durable frame, lifting armrests to ensure easy and safe entry and exit of occupants, anti-microbial cushions, a fail-safe brake system, a large luggage area for convenience and safety, and an anti-tip design. Additionally, the Auxiliary donated four standard Guardian wheelchairs. These standard chairs are also able to accommodate a variety of users and are extremely durable.

The CHH Auxiliary formed in 1916 has been a significant source of physical and financial aid to the Hospital. The CHH Auxiliary has over four hundred volunteer members who assist in raising money for CHH and the community through dues, donations, volunteering at the gift shop, and assisting with a variety of events including an annual fashion show and holiday promotions and sales.

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit

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