Royal University Hospital offers a number of social or relaxation areas for patients and visitors, such as waiting areas, main floor malls, and food service areas. Some of these include:
Atrium - 5th Floor
You will find a lush atrium filled with plants and natural light to provide a quiet retreat away from the unit. This area also has a small cafe - Café on 5th - that serves a lighter meal.
Main Floor Mall - Main Floor
You will find table and chairs located near the Mall Café just off the elevators on the main level. Walking past Starbucks, in our main floor mall pedway. you will find another area filled with table, chairs and comfortable couches. With fireplaces and natural light, this area will give large groups an area to relax and visit.
Patient and Family Resource Centre - Main Floor
Royal University Hospital has a Patient and Family Resource Centre located at the far end of the mall past Starbucks. The resource centre has computers, reading materials and DVDs along with other information about Saskatoon. The centre is volunteer-operated and is usually open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., depending on the availability of volunteers.
Downstairs Café - Ground Floor
Recently renovated, the sitting area of the Downstairs Café provides another place with comfortable chairs and tables, along with TVs, for families and friends to get together.
The Royal University Hospital gift shop offers an array of unique gifts, jewelry, cards, flowers, toiletries, newspapers, toys, confectionery items, lottery tickets and baby products. Hours and contact information is available on the
Royal University Hospital Foundation website.
Cravings Lounge/Day Room - Maternal and Newborn Care Unit
This room is available for families on the maternal unit to gather and visit.
The Royal Express Transportation Service
The Royal Express is an electric cart, driven by volunteers, to assist patients and clients to get around the main floor of this hospital. It seats four passengers.
It takes a circular route through the hospital to cover most of the main stopping points that patients and clients need to access. It runs from the parkade elevators, through the mall area past the MRI to the old entrance and back to admitting.
Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
To access this service you may call 655-1000 and ask to have
The Royal Express paged to your location or ask staff in your area to provide assistance.