A pilot unit that will be testing the new model of care designed early this year was officially opened in Acute Care Pediatrics at Royal University Hospital on December 1.

In June, a group of over 70 health care providers developed processes and tools that they believe will improve the care experience for patients and families within Acute Care Pediatrics and Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU) 6200. Eventually, the processes and tools refined in these pilot units will be rolled out across Saskatoon Health Region as part of the work underway for Care Delivery Review and Design. Acute Care Pediatrics also plans to use this pilot unit to further trial operational changes that will be needed for Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan.  CTU 6200 will launch their pilot unit later this week. For more information on the work underway, click here.

Pediatrics patient Diane Wurz had the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open the pilot unit among staff and physicians.

A young girl cuts a ribbon to open the unit.

Diane Wurz (right) cuts the ribbon to officially open the acute care pediatrics pilot units at RUH, under the guidance of Jennifer Lowe (centre) and Tammy Lucas (left), managers of nursing for Acute Care Pediatrics.