You can support frontline healthcare workers in this crisis.
300,000 infected: 45,000 in hospital; 15,000 in Intensive Care.
That’s the provincial government’s worst-case scenario for the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully, you’re joining the vast majority of citizens who are self-isolating or physically distancing to ensure these dire numbers don’t happen.
But, even if they don’t, it’s clear that infected numbers will dramatically increase. Hospitals will be over-burdened, especially the largest hospitals in the province’s cities.
That’s why Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation has joined with Royal University Hospital, Jim Pattison Children’s and St. Paul’s Hospital Foundations to create the COVID-19 Hospital Fund in support of patient care at all four hospitals.
The Foundations are working in close partnership with the Saskatchewan Health Authority to ensure that funds to support the highest priority needs as they emerge during this pandemic are at the ready.
As with the entire pandemic, those needs and realities are changing daily. But it’s well known that all four hospitals, including Saskatoon City Hospital, will play a vital role in delivering patient care and fighting this pandemic.
The best thing we can do is to be prepared. With your help, we will continue to support our frontline health care workers in every way needed as it emerges in the coming weeks.
(If you want to know more about these needs as they arise, visit the website at COVID-19HospitalFund.ca.)
If you’ve wondered what you can do during this crisis, this is your answer.