Dr. Laura Hopkins

Gynecologic cancer surgeon Dr. Laura Hopkins was recruited to Saskatchewan from Ottawa to lead our province in women’s surgical innovation. She believes Royal University Hospital has built the team now we need YOUR help to equip state-of-the-art operating rooms.

“A patient takes a huge risk having surgery,” says Dr. Hopkins. “When the stakes are that high, it demands perfection. Your donation will help buy equipment that will allow us to see and do things that, until recently, would have been impossible!”

RUH’s world class surgical teams do the most complex and specialized types of surgeries involving the heart, brain, spine and cancers, to name a few, each year in Saskatchewan. Many of these complex surgeries require a multidisciplinary team often consisting of between 8 to 12 highly skilled professionals who require 4 to 8 hours or longer to complete lifesaving procedures.

Dr. Hopkins says your donation comes with “a guaranteed return on investment”:

The average Canadian has three surgeries in their lifetime. It’s not a matter of if you or someone you love will need surgery, it’s when. We are ALL ‘pre-op’!

She believes the success of this mission comes down to one question:

Are you happy staying behind or would you like to be world-class? We CAN be! Saskatchewan could be leading the country. The expertise here is incredible. Now let’s bring our surgical facilities into the 21st century!”

Join the mission to come together to build a world-class centre of surgical excellence at Royal University Hospital!

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Dr. Hopkins was also the recipient of the 2020 Women Leading Philanthropy (WLP) $100,000 Grant. Her project, Enhanced Recovery for Gynecologic Oncology (ERGO) – Improving the Surgical Experience of Women with Cancers of the Reproductive Tract, will transform surgical care at RUH for women with gynecologic cancers from the surgical consultation to recovery. Click here for more information on applying for the WLP Grant.

To find out more about how to support surgical priorities at Royal University Hospital, contact Lisa Sands, Chief Development Officer, at 306.655.6477 or lisa.sands@ruhf.org.