Building our future
The Sask Valley Hospital Foundation is raising funds to build a new hospital in Rosthern to support the Twin Rivers district
The Rosthern Hospital
Serving a Large Community
The Rosthern Hospital serves a large catchment area centralized around the Twin Rivers District which includes the urban municipalities of:
RM of Duck Lake
RM of Laird
RM of Rosthern.
The hospital is also increasingly serving patients from:
Beardy's & Okemasis
and many other neighbouring communities
Rosthern Hospital Provides
Rosthern hospital decreases ambulance distances to emergency care and reduces wait times and emergency department congestion in city hospitals
Inpatient care allow patients to be treated in or near their home community and reduces bed pressure in city hospitals
The hospital has become a valuable teaching facility for medical and nursing students, accepting medical students in their first through fourth years, as well as being an integral part of the family medicine residency training program
Providing this teaching in our community helps to recruit new doctors and nurses, as well as promotes the retention of Saskatchewan trained students in our province
So why do we need a new hospital?
The Rosthern Hospital was originally built in 1950 making it almost 70 years old. Several additions have been made over the years, but the building is aging
Two separate engineering consultations have indicated major inadequacies of the current building and both highly recommended a new facility to be built to guarantee that the care being provided can continue
Training & Teaching
The services and teaching currently offered have outgrown the physical structure. A new facility will meet the needs required to continue being a leader in teaching and training students
Major economic and population growth in the area North of Saskatoon has occured and is expected to continue
In order to keep up with the increasing demands a new facility is needed for our residents and to reduce pressure on city hospitals
There are similar anchors around Saskatoon e.g. Humboldt is the Eastern Anchor
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How much will the new hospital cost?
The project is expected to cost $35 million
80% ($28 million) of the total cost will be funded by the provincial government
The remaining 20% or $7 million is our municipal responsibility
The rural and urban municipalities of the Twin Rivers district have been tasked with raising these funds
The Sask Valley Hospital Foundation was created to oversee the effort to raise these funds
To date we have raised $4,500,000!
But we still have a job to do
Fund Raising Efforts
Every community in the Twin Rivers district has a portion of their property taxes going towards the fundraising effort. Members of communities have also donated and hosted events.
To date we have raised $4,5million and are well on our way to make this a reality!
We still need your help!