“Give me the best and I’ll provide the rest.” Equip for Excellence is a multi-million dollar campaign to enhance healthcare at Saskatoon City Hospital through the purchase of equipment, resources and technology. To date, almost $10 million has been raised. Major capital equipment purchases include a state-of-the-art, 3D mammography unit, an endoscopic ultrasound, a point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency department, and a vein viewer. The campaign also enabled a $2 million dollar upgrade and modernization of the hospital’s Surgical Pathology Lab.
As there will always be technological change and ways to better health care at Saskatoon City Hospital, the list of needed items remains.
If you would like to discuss the items on this list or wish to see a more extensive list of needs, please email SCHF@SaskHealthAuthority.ca or call 306-655-8489 (toll free 1-800-603-4464).
Medical Imaging: A Better Look
If you’re like thousands of patients, chances are your journey at Saskatoon City Hospital began with a medical imaging procedure. Medical imaging – such as x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and ultrasound – has played an important and crucial role in diagnosis for decades. As technology changes, so has medical imaging – results are sharper and processing is faster, leading to clearer decisions for more effective treatments.
You can ensure that Saskatoon City Hospital’s medical imaging equipment is the most current and relevant available. Your donations will support the purchase of a new portable x-ray unit as well as the upgrading of the department’s fluoroscopy suite.
You’ll help ensure that the 50,000 annual imaging procedures – for both inpatients and outpatients – are delivered with the best equipment possible.
Every year, Saskatoon City Hospital’s Pharmacy Department processes more than a million doses for the hospital and affiliated health agencies in the Saskatoon area. That’s a million times every year when patients are taking medication prepared at the hospital. A million times a year when it’s crucial that the right medication and dosage is administered.
You can ensure that those medications are safely stored and dispensed. The Pharmacy Department has requested $2.5 million to replace aging equipment in the intravenous (IV) storage room and to install a new medication dispensing system throughout the hospital.
Your support of the Fellowship Funding Program will fill service gaps and meet patient needs, support and retain young talent, and enhance treatment options. The program’s premise is to ensure funding supports areas of medical training that fit with the needs of the hospital. It offers financial support in exchange for a return-of-service to Saskatoon.
Surgery 3100/3200/3300 of Saskatoon City Hospital is an 87-bed unit that looks after 4,600 patients every year – 2,900 of those are orthopedic patients. The units are very busy.
“The three units are post-surgery recovery,” says manager Dolores Kraft. “Units 3100 and 3200 are primarily for patients in shorter-term recovery while unit 3300, and part of 3200 care for trauma patients transferred from RUH. They require more convalescence and can be here anywhere between a month and a year.”