November 25, 2016 - Minister of Health Jim Reiter announced today that the construction on Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan is now one-third, or about 33 per cent, complete. He made the announcement after touring the construction site and hearing firsthand about the progress. "Our government believes Saskatchewan families deserve a modern hospital that exemplifies patient-and-family-centred care, and meets unique needs of mothers, babies, children and teens in our province. This maternal and children's hospital will have a long lasting impact to Saskatchewan people for many generations to come," said Minister Reiter.
There is a new set of traffic patterns at our site starting that will be in place through to early fall. Both are related to the 1955 Royal University Hospital Tunnel Repairs and our own construction. Please click here for more details.
August 2016 Wednesday, August 10, 2016
- Statement from Dan Florizone, President and CEO, Saskatoon Health Region
Construction on the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan is resuming today. It was halted nearly three weeks ago after the tragic death of a young worker on the site. Since that very sad day, inspections and investigations by Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety and Graham Construction have taken place. Graham continues to undergo a very thorough process to understand what went wrong, and how to ensure it never happens again. They have not only met the requirements set out by the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, but have performed a very detailed internal review, and we are confident that all the right steps have been taken. Graham recognizes that long-term vigilance will be required to make and keep the site safe for everyone every day. Read the rest of this statement.
Look way up at Royal University Hospital at the large crane in the middle of maternal and children’s hospital construction site and you will see something different. The large crane will begin moving construction materials from the laydown area behind the parkade to the construction site by transporting these materials directly overtop the parkade. And, after careful planning, engineering and construction, a temporary structural steel overhead protection is now in place to allow the contractor to move materials more easily into the site. This will reduce the number of construction vehicles and deliveries that would otherwise need to cross-over parkade traffic coming into the site, and hopefully, help to ease some of the traffic disruptions people have been experiencing. While there will still be materials and construction traffic coming through the parkade traffic area at the west edge of CHS construction site, going forward, the majority of the construction material delivery will utilize the defined safe path directly above the parkade. Read more here.
The construction site was busy over the Easter weekend as crews completed the installation of pilings near the Royal University Hospital parkade vehicle entrance on Hospital Drive. This work meant the parkade entrance had to be closed and traffic re-routed to the entrance located next to the Saskatoon Cancer Centre on the University of Saskatchewan campus. Crews were able to get the entrance to the parkade open early, before 6 p.m. on Easter Monday, a full 12 hours ahead of schedule.
We have started to build a temporary overhead covering on the top level of the parkade. This will allow for a safe barrier over a portion of the top level of the parkade as we transport materials from the laydown area into the construction site via the large crane. However, construction of this covering will require periodic closing of a few additional parking stalls during this phase of work.
Significant road changes have taken place at Royal University Hospital as our construction site expands. These changes include reducing the RUH parkade entrance to a single entrance, relocation of entrance gates to the south side of the Ellis Hall pedway and reduction of three exit gates to two. The level 1 staff and physician parkade entrance has also been permanently closed. Watch this video
to learn more about the cranes and where an overhead covering on the parkade will be built.