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Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation


Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for the enhancement of maternal and children’s health care in Saskatchewan, and Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon. The Foundation is also a proud partner of the A Family of Support: Child & Youth Mental Health Initiative.

Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation and its many partners began a quest for a specialized facility tailored to caring for the unique needs of children and families over a decade ago. Thanks to foresight and years of hard work, Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital has opened doors for the babies, moms-to-be, children and families of Saskatchewan.

Construction on Saskatchewan’s new children’s hospital began on September 25, 2014. The 176-bed facility featuring 100% private rooms opened on September 29, 2019.

“My 11-year-old daughter became very ill, requiring admission in the PICU. The care she received from the team was beyond incredible, and I have them to thank for saving her life. I am so incredibly thankful we have such an amazing facility and team available in our province.” – Mom of child at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital

How your donations will help

Your donation will support the Mental Health Intensive Care Room at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.

Each year, approximately 900 children and youth present to the Children’s Emergency Department. Up to 20% of these children and youth may be in crisis mode, which may cause them to be a danger to themselves. The mental health intensive care room (ICR) is utilized on a regular basis, unfortunately. The number of children and youth presenting to the emergency department in mental health crisis has consistently been around 20-30 monthly.

Family members, parents or primary care givers accompanying their children are often worried and scared for their children as well as for themselves. Staff may be harmed in the process of providing care, as the children and youth are often unaware of their actions while they are in crisis state.

The safety enhancements put in place since the opening of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital have been reassuring for family members/parents. The measures taken to protect their children from self-harm while waiting for assessment and treatment offer family members peace of mind that their concerns are being heard and addressed. Staff concerns for the children’s safety are alleviated as well. The safety enhancements may also protect staff from unintentionally being harmed by patients when they are in these states.

Donate to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation today