New measures to guide visits – Royal University Hospital
In keeping with those measures and in following the SHA Family Presence Guidelines, we are implementing the following protocols for visitors at Royal University Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital and Saskatoon City Hospital:
- In accordance with our ability to maintain safe environments and our capacity to coordinate people entering our hospitals, visiting hours will be restricted to 10am to 6pm for inpatients who do not meet the “compassionate reasons” guidelines.
- Visits will be limited to one-hour visits with no more than one person visiting in the room at a time and only as physical distancing requirements can be met in the room.
- Before coming to the hospital, confirm that your name is on the designated visitor list by talking with your loved one on the phone or by calling the unit to verify.
- Designated family member/support people lists are prepared each morning. Patients admitted during the day may need to wait until the following day in order to have a family member/support person attend.
Designated family members and support persons will undergo daily screening at the entrance to the hospital:
- The individual must pass screening, including a temperature check.
- The individual must perform hand hygiene at the screening station.
- The individual must wear a mask at all times during the visit (if tolerated), including in the patient room, and will be required to remain in the patient room as much as possible without visiting other parts of the hospital.
- The individual will be given a “Visitor sticker” for the day to indicate he/she has been screened.
- Any family member or support person who is not required for mobility, comprehension or translation will be asked to leave if physical distancing or proper PPE use cannot be maintained.
Visitor restrictions at all SHA facilities
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is asking for the public’s support and cooperation to contain the spread of the COVID-19 illness by following
visitor restrictions now in place at all SHA facilities throughout Saskatchewan.
Royal University Hospital (RUH) is located on the University of Saskatchewan campus located off College Drive near the top of the University Bridge in Saskatoon.
It opened on Saturday, May 14, 1955 during a public ceremony officiated by then Premier Tommy Douglas. The seven-wing, seven-story hospital took eight years to build.
The opening of RUH fulfilled a huge need in the province:
- a first-class hospital facility with diagnostic equipment and laboratories was now linked with the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine to deliver a comprehensive health program
- a partnership between training and healthcare was in place to create the most important medical centre in the province, one which would raise the standard of medical treatment throughout Saskatchewan.
Within the Saskatchewan Health Authority, Royal University Hospital serves as a leader in providing acute-care services for the province. The hospital serves as the main trauma center for the entire province, houses many maternal and child services, neurosurgery and cardiovascular surgery.