From Wawota in southern Saskatchewan to Stony Rapids in the north, children and teenagers have asked us to make their hospital feel like home, no matter where home may be.
Northern and central Saskatchewan SCHOOLS
Thank-you to the more than 250 students from Grades 1 to 12 in Stony Rapids, La Ronge and Air Ronge, Ile a la Crosse, Meadow Lake and Kerrobert for welcoming us into your classrooms!
From May 28 - 31, 2012, members of our design and project team traveled through Northern Saskatchewan and gain
ed a strong
appreciation for the north, its beauty and challenges and the culture of those who live there. Working with students in schools to get design ideas for the new hospital, these children and teenagers gave the team incredible insight into what we need to do to truly make this a hospital for them and how to make it feel more like home.
Then, on June 26, 2012, members of our project team traveled to the west central area of our province and heard what individuals in the heartland of Saskatchewan are hoping is within the new maternal and children's hospital. Thank-you to the more than 50 students at Kerrobert Composite School in Grades 4 and 6 for sharing your creative ideas with us!
Southern Saskatchewan Schools AND Provincial FAMILIES
Thank-you to all the teachers who had their students creat designs for Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan. The submission packages were sent out to all school divisions in early June 2012 and by the end of June, we had hundreds of amazing interior concepts!
- Regina Christian School - Grade 7 and 8 - Regina
- Ecole St. Margaret - Grade 5 - Moose Jaw
- Yellow Grass School - Grade 7/8 - Yellow Grass
- George Lee Elementary School - Ages: 13-14 years - Regina
- Connaught Community School - Ages 12 years - Regina
- Jack MacKenzie School - Ages 7-8 years - Regina
- Westview School - Ages 7-8 years - Estevan
- Wawota Parkland School - Grade 5/6 - Wawota
- St. Olivier School - Grade 5 - Radville
- Stobart Community School - Duck Lake
And thank-you to parents who had their children and teenagers complete and mail in ideas by using the on-line package! Here's a snapshot of where those designers came from:
Children and teenagers in hospital
In June 2012, our Royal University Hospital recreational therapist and school teachers took the design activities we had created for schools and worked with children and teenagers staying in hospital. Many had been in hospital for long periods of time. Their input allowed the design teams to hear and see what was most important to children and teenagers who were living the hospital experience today.
Saskatoon Open House
In July 2012, the CHS Project Team opened the doors of their design warehouse and invited the public to see where floor plans and designs were at. This was also an opportunity to have children from Saskatoon completed the design activities. Working with one of our interior designers, many children drew and explained their vision for the new hospital.
FSIN Health And Wellness Conference
In August 2012, First Nations from across Saskatchewan attended athree day health and wellness gathering hosted by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations in Saskatoon. Our team was invited to attend the conference and set up a design booth. During that time, around 50 children and teenagers completed our design activities and offered the team great insight into how this hospital could feel like home.
Brownell School, SASKATOON
Finally, within Saskatoon, HDH Architects worked with a Grade 8 class in Brownell School using a programcalled “Architecture Goes to School” in May 2011. While this exercise happened the year prior, the input was brought into design. This class was tasked with designing the new children’s hospital, including key elements within the facility. While not part of the project’s community engagement
strategy, we knew these were important voices and details to pay attention to.