Transforming Surgical Care

Our surgeons have the knowledge. Now they need new operating theatres with state-of-the-art equipment and technology to accelerate advancements in surgical medicine.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has begun planning for the transformational upgrade of the operating rooms at Royal University Hospital. RUH Foundation will support this transformation by raising $20 million to replace 42-year-old operating rooms to support the capital construction for the future operating rooms, purchase equipment, and provide new technology. This much needed update will help recruit, retain and support the surgical teams at RUH to save lives and help decrease wait times.

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“The Department of Surgery at the Royal University Hospital is committed to the provision of state-of-the-art surgical care to the people of Saskatchewan. Technological advances have opened the door to innovative surgical techniques to tackle more complex surgical procedures and increase patients’ safety. This campaign is aimed at raising the necessary resources to build technological advanced operating rooms at the Royal University Hospital and provide our dedicated surgical teams with the surgical tools of the future. Our aim is to be at the forefront of surgical innovation and provide the best surgical care possible to our patients.” Dr. Ivar Mendez, Provincial Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Health Authority.

There are approximately 10,000 adult surgeries performed at RUH each year. These surgeries range from Neurology; Cardiac; Orthopedics; General Surgery; Dental; Spine; Urology; Gynacology and Gynaecologic Oncology; and Plastic Surgery.

Why is this surgical theatre transformation so important?

RUH was built in 1955 and for 65 years has supported patients and their families while providing clinical training and education of physicians in partnership with University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine. 

This upgrade of the aging theatres will allow for a safer environment for surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, housekeeping, medical residents and most importantly patients. New technologies will allow for patients to receive the highest quality care ensuring the most up-to-date medical procedures can be conducted right here at home.

You never know who. You never know when. But, with your help, Saskatchewan’s busiest hospital will always be ready.

Your gift will help keep Royal University Hospital ready to save lives. Maybe even yours.

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Help us transform surgical care at Royal University Hospital by joining us on January 28 and 29 for our Radiothon hosted by Saskatoon Media Group.

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