Here comes the Sun! Finally – A New Hospital!
There is universal excitement around the concept of a new hospital in Prince Albert. We are grateful to the provincial government for this incredible commitment to the healthcare of the North.
“We are moving forward to address the health care needs of our growing population in Prince Albert and the north,” Premier Scott Moe said. “This significant investment reflects the importance of Victoria Hospital in providing a wide variety of health services, not only to people in Prince Albert but to patients and clients across northern Saskatchewan.”
The project is anticipated to increase the number of beds in Victoria Hospital to 242 on opening day, up from the current 173 beds, an increase of 40 percent, with space to expand further as needed. It includes a larger emergency department, a helipad, and enhanced medical imaging services, including an MRI.
“If there’s anything this pandemic has taught us, it’s that quality community-focused healthcare is more critical now than ever. We are so very pleased to see that the government has committed to improving healthcare in our community through this important investment.”
Sherry Buckler, CEO | Victoria Hospital Foundation
“The 12 First Nations of the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) look forward to a hospital that will be comfortable, culturally inviting, and culturally responsive to the needs of all First Nation membership and communities,” PAGC Grand Chief Brian Hardlotte said. “This will be a hospital First Nations will have pride of ownership in because of our considerable involvement with the Government of Saskatchewan, helping create a hospital that is truly healing for all.”
The new hospital will be an economic driver for the region. It will be the largest construction project in Prince Albert in a long time. The construction phase and ongoing growth in hospital staffing will create good, well-paying jobs right here in our community.
This will be a defining moment for healthcare in our community!
It will be a living monument to the spirit of our community!
The Victoria Hospital Foundation is standing at the ready to do all that it can to enable a new hospital and celebrate what this will mean to our community.
While we are pleased and excited to learn that the build will be 100% funded by the provincial government, a capital campaign will need to be launched to fundraise for the furnishings, fixtures, and new medical equipment required. Our community has proven time and time again through their support of our Foundation’s work, that local health care is of utmost importance to them. We know we can count on you.
“Our Foundation, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, is doing planning work around a capital campaign in the near future. This will include articulating the scope of healthcare and capacity as well as launching a feasibility study to understand how our community can support this transformational leap in healthcare. It is incredible to think that after all these decades of wishing for a new hospital, our time has finally come.”
Lyle Karasiuk, Board Chair | Victoria Hospital Foundation
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Victoria Hospital Foundation
Box 3000, 1200 24th Street W
Prince Albert, SK S6V 5T4
Our Registered Charity Number is 119285310RR0001