Drs. Sothilingam and Harriman

Royal University Hospital trauma surgeons Drs. Suzie Harriman and Niroshan Sothilingam never know what critically hurt trauma patient will come through the O.R. doors next.

Even with long hours and stress, they love what they do and where they do it. But both agree it’s time to make the operating rooms at RUH match the great care patients receive here.

Your mission: Donate to RUH Foundation’s Mission Possible: Operation New O.R. Campaign and help raise $20 million to replace the 43-year-old operating rooms, reduce wait times and save lives at Saskatchewan’s busiest hospital.

Among the innovations YOU will help make happen: Saskatchewan’s first hybrid surgical suite. With twice the size and three times the capability of a standard O.R., this suite will allow multiple surgeons and specialists to work on a critically injured or complex patient at the same time without having to move them to other areas of the hospital. When every second counts, lives will be saved.

Maybe even yours.

Did you know 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.

Yes, $20 million is a big goal. But Dr. Sothilingam and Dr. Harriman are both Saskatchewan born and raised. They know the people of this province are big-hearted and get big things done.

“Why does RUH have a dedicated trauma team always on call and advanced training for our specialists? Because RUH Foundation donors like YOU made it happen!” says Dr. Sothilingam. “No one in Saskatchewan should have to leave the province for medical care. You can help us get there!”

Dr. Harriman couldn’t agree more.

“Saskatchewan’s such a proud province. People who grew up here often want to come back. Building a world-class surgical centre at RUH will not only attract but retain the best and brightest!

“As a donor, to be able to put yourself in the patient’s shoes or their family’s shoes and know YOU can make a difference and be part of a better experience for them, it’s very exciting!”

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

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