The palliative care unit at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon is a special place. It focuses on a holistic care environment to achieve the best possible quality-of-life for a person at the end of life's journey. The physical, psychological and spiritual needs of both the patient and the family are a significant part of palliative care. For some patients that are cared for in this unit, this means trying to maintain their close connection with their beloved pets. This recently happened at St. Paul's Hospital, and as always, the staff did their best to ensure those patients were able to receive visits from their four-legged family members.
The Saskatoon Kennel and Obedience Club recently led a heartfelt campaign in support of the work of the palliative care unit after three of their own members received care from palliative services and were able to keep that special bond with their dogs while in hospital. In August, the club hosted a dog show and was able to present St. Paul's Hospital Foundation with a fundraising cheque totalling over $2,100.
Saskatoon Kennel & Obedience Club presents a cheque to St. Paul's Hospital Foundation at their recent dog show in Saskatoon.