Grant Disbursements

Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to award grant funding for the following:

You helped make labour easier for moms-to-be

 

Never underestimate the influence that a healthy and happy mother has on a healthy and developed newborn. Even though having a baby is one of the most significant moments in her life, labour can be a stressful, lengthy and painful experience for some moms. The Maternal Care Unit in Saskatoon is now able to minimize these burdens for the approximate 5,500 mothers who deliver babies in Saskatoon by operating two new Avalon CL Fetal Telemetry Units.

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Equipment - Maternal
Research - Epilepsy

You helped fund groundbreaking new Epilepsy research

 

A groundbreaking pediatric research project funded by Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation has received the green light from Health Canada. University of Saskatchewan pediatric neurologist Dr. Richard Huntsman and Dr. Richard Tang-Wai from the University of Alberta are leading a national study on potential benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil for kids with severe epilepsy. Huntsman and Tang-Wai hope to figure out whether CBD really works when other anti-seizure treatment fails.

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You helped keep kids hearts healthy

 

CHAMPS Healthy Heart Camp, focusing on the unique needs of the approximately 2,000 children in Saskatchewan living with congenital heart defects (CHD), launched last year as a pilot project at the University of Saskatchewan. The week-long summer day camp, funded by Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation, returned with 20 children from communities across Saskatchewan, including Regina, Saskatoon, North Battleford, Swift Current, and Weyburn.

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Patient Care - CHAMPS
Equipment - Jaundice Meters

You reduced the number of “pokes” for premature babies

 

“Routine bilirubin” blood work for newborns has been dramatically reduced, thanks to nine new “no-pokes” jaundice meters funded by Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. Bloodwork is now triggered only for babies in a range of possible risk.

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Thank you for supporting Saskatchewan kids, moms, and families with your gift.

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