Charity

Swinging with the Stars 2020

Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation

Saskatoon City Hospital Operating Room Theatres

The 12 operating room theatres at Saskatoon City Hospital are very busy. Every year, they see more than 11,000 cases. That works out to 50 surgical procedures every working day! With the province’s population growing, these numbers will only get higher.
Surgeries and procedures performed include plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, ophthalmology, urology, gynecology, and orthopedics. They could be a man having his vision restored, a grandma getting a total hip replacement, or a young mom undergoing a lumpectomy for removal of a tumour.
In many cases, procedures are performed as day surgeries or on an outpatient basis with minimally invasive techniques. Because of this and because techniques are ever-improving, patients are treated faster and heal sooner.
That’s why it’s important to ensure equipment used in the O.R. is the safest, the newest, and the latest. Your support of Swinging with the Stars will help purchase $2.5 million in equipment for surgeries at Saskatoon City Hospital.
Some of these items are everyday usage but still so vital – video tower/stacks, operating tables, stretchers, and monitors that need to be frequently replaced due to heavy usage. Other items let O.R. staff do more and better. A mini C Arm would let surgeons see high quality extremity images while patients are still on the operating table. A new microscope and instrumentation would allow for more crucial spinal and neuro-surgeries to be performed. A holmium laser is a minimally invasive treatment for enlarged prostates.
These are just some of the many items required, which is why your support is so necessary. Not only are you ensuring the hospital has the best equipment, you’re helping people see better, walk better and live better.