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New Royal University Hospital adult emergency department in Saskatoon complete

A celebration was held on Wednesday for the yet-to-be opened new RUH adult emergency department in Saskatoon.
A celebration was held on Wednesday for the yet-to-be opened new RUH adult emergency department in Saskatoon. Tyler Schroeder / Global News

The new adult emergency department (ED) at Royal University Hospital (RUH) was unveiled in Saskatoon on Wednesday.

It includes private exam rooms, enhanced trauma rooms, minor assessment and treatment areas, and a dedicated ambulance bay.

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“This new emergency department will improve patient safety and privacy, accommodate more people and improve access for trauma and EMS personnel,” Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter said in a press release.

“I am proud of our government’s investment in this project that will better meet the growing healthcare needs of Saskatoon residents.”

The Saskatchewan Health Authority said the new RUH adult ED has two-and-a-half times the space as the current one.

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The RUH Foundation contributed $5 million for furnishings, new technology and advanced equipment and fixtures.

“We are extremely humbled by the confidence bestowed on the foundation and Royal University Hospital and thank the donors from across Saskatchewan who have given so generously,” said RUH Foundation CEO Arla Gustafson in a statement.

“Donor support has and will continue to make a difference and help save lives every day in our new adult RUH ED.”

Patients will have access to the new ED when it opens in fall 2019.

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