Our nursery began in 1899 when Prince Albert saw the opening of it’s first hospital. As the population grew, our obstetrics ward would grow 3 more times to the most recent upgrade in 1993.
Our hospital delivers 1500 babies each year and was originally planned as a “well baby” nursery. A “well baby” doesn’t require any special medical care and is healthy enough to room in with mom. But today, our small nursery is functioning as a Level 2 Neonatal Unit, stabilizing and caring for a growing number of sick and premature infants – as young as 32 weeks.
Our Goal: To grow and advance our Neonatal Unit.
Our Prince Albert pediatric team has the skills and training to stabilize and care for fragile newborns born with HIV, Hepatitis C, addictions, as well as pre-term babies. As a result, our hospital is seen as a destination by the Neonatal and Pediatric teams throughout Saskatchewan and regularly accepts babies from Saskatoon and Regina when needed.
Even with a new children’s hospital in Saskatoon, our hospital will continue to play a critical role in supporting the Saskatoon and Regina NICUs to ensure we can keep these fragile babies in Saskatchewan.
Our Neonatal unit needs to be upgraded and expanded with new and additional technology to care for these precious babies. We need your help!
Our most ambitious campaign ever! We need to raise 2 million dollars for the future expansion of our Neonatal Unit with:
- A bay for each baby outfitted with medical gases, an incubator, monitors and a place for mom to nurse and sleep.
- New warming incubators that also can cool to address brain injury during delivery.
- Resuscitation equipment and ventilators for infants.
- Mobile ultrasound equipment to check baby’s heart, lungs, and kidneys quickly and safely in the room.
- Oxygen blenders for babies who need help breathing.
- A chair and pull out bed for every mom to be near her baby.
Read a letter from new mom Jenean Beskal!
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