Saskatchewan residents will soon have access to a brand new emergency department. The Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Health Authority and Royal University Hospital Foundation today celebrated the grand opening of the new Royal University Hospital (RUH) adult emergency department (ED). “This new emergency department will improve patient safety and privacy, accommodate more people and improve access for trauma and EMS personnel,” Health Minister Jim Reiter said. “I am proud of our government’s investment in this project that will better meet the growing healthcare needs of Saskatoon residents.”
The RUH adult ED includes:
private exam rooms;
enhanced trauma rooms;
minor assessment and treatment spaces; and
specially equipped mental health rooms.
Access to Emergency Medical Services will be improved by a large ambulance bay, and direct access to the STARS helipad through a dedicated trauma elevator. The new ED will open later this fall. Anyone needing emergency services will go to a new entrance just past the current ED, where they will be triaged and directed to the appropriate care. The RUH Foundation contributed $5 million for furnishings, new technology and advanced equipment and fixtures.
The Government of Saskatchewan has provided $257.6 million for the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, including the Royal University Hospital adult emergency department.