Saskatoon - Thanks to the quick actions of several Saskatoon Health Region employees in the
middle of the night, the Region has averted major damage to parts of Royal
University Hospital. A water pipe burst at RUH around midnight today causing
water to gush through the pediatric outpatient area, into the main mall, around
the recovery room, the coronary care unit, and the operating room area. Staff
who noticed the water reacted quickly to move equipment and began immediate
Since then, the Region has assessed the situation and minimized the impact on
patients by adjusting the surgery schedule, using alternative areas for
pediatric outpatient services and temporarily moving patients as needed.
- Facilities Management and Support Services staff along with Infection
Prevention and Control practitioners have assessed the damage and monitored
moisture levels and have determined the following:
- Pediatric outpatients is the area most affected and will continue to use
other space to see patients tomorrow.
- Crews are replacing tiles in the recovery room to allow for the area to be
open to patients tomorrow.
- The operating rooms remain open.
- The coronary care unit is still being monitored, however most of the space
is dry, clean and able to accept patients.
- The Medicine Shoppe located in the main mall remains closed
- Client Representatives will continue to help patients navigate around
affected areas today and tomorrow.
We ask people to proceed to
their originally scheduled appointments unless contacted by their physician or
surgeon with alternate plans.