Children are our most precious resource. Since Hospitals of Regina Foundation was established in 1987, we have committed to investing in local, multi-faceted pediatric care. To date, we have invested more than $35 million for pediatric services. It is crucial for the hundreds of families across southern Saskatchewan who depend on our pediatric programs each year that we maintain the highest level of care possible, right here at home.
Pediatric services in Regina’s hospitals include inpatient and outpatient care. In 2018, the inpatient unit provided medical care to 1,931 children in critical need. The pediatric outpatient unit provides a wide variety of services including clinics for surgery, neurology, asthma and cardiology, and it saw 4,159 visits in 2018. This number is expected to above 5,000 per year, starting in 2019.
There is also the Children’s Program at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, which provides support and therapy services for children with physical disabilities, developmental challenges and communication disorders. Last year, the Children’s Program saw 19,208 visits from 2,500 children who required support and therapy services.
Regina General Hospital is home to the most family-centred neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in western Canada. It sees about 500 vulnerable babies every year. Thanks to the Z99 Radiothon, which has supported the NICU for the past 32 years, and the constant outpouring of support from the community, the Foundation has been able to invest in the best equipment and technology available.
Thanks to the proceeds of the Foundation’s signature event, the Four Seasons Ball, combined with the passionate support of the community, children across southern Saskatchewan will continue to have access to the specialized health care they need, right here at home.
Click here to see some of the pediatric success stories your support of the Foundation has helped us write in our community.