CHS Construction Hits 40% Completion
January 26, 2017
Noise and vibrations expected in Royal University Hospital (RUH) as work begins on important connectors
With Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan construction clearing the 40% completion mark, work is now underway to create the connection points between CHS and RUH. Three key connectors will be built to transport patients, along with supplies, between the two facilities. The connectors are as follows:
- 2nd Floor CHS to 4th Floor RUH - available primarily to healthcare teams, this will assist in moving supplies back and forth, along with the ability to bring patients to major diagnostic services within RUH such as MRI and PET CT.
- Ground Floor RUH to Ground Floor CHS - will support healthcare teams in transporting adult emergency patients to Royal University Hospital’s adult operating rooms and the intensive care and coronary care units, along with adult inpatient units.
- Basement - will support the delivery of supplies and services such as food, medical supplies and linens from RUH to CHS.
The connector between 2nd Floor CHS to 4th Floor RUH was designed with the intent to minimize disruptions during its construction. But, you should expect some noise and vibrations over the next few weeks. First, crews will be removing a portion of the exterior wall on RUH’s 4th floor where the connector will join the hospital. The noise, though, is expected to be minimal.
It’s the work planned for the week of January 30 that is likely to be the most disruptive during the construction process. Crews will be drilling to create the structural supports required to build the connector. Measures will be taken to minimize disruptions to patients and families located on floors above and below, but you should expect noise and vibrations during this phase. The following week is expected to be quieter with the construction of the connector itself underway and expected to conclude in mid to late February.
For a printable update, including pictures and maps of the work underway, click here.