Neonatal upgrade in Prince Albert would help family, staff says expert

Like an oncoming labour that can’t be stopped, the need for a bigger and better equipped neonatal unit at Prince Albert’s Victoria Hospital can’t wait for an entire hospital upgrade.

A decision is pending on whether to build a new hospital to replace the aging and crowded Victoria, or expand and renovate the existing building. The Saskatchewan Health Authority asked a consultant to examine both options.

Meanwhile, “we need to address a dangerously urgent situation,” said Sherry Buckler, chief executive officer of the Victoria Hospital Foundation, which is in the midst of a $2-million fundraising project to expand the neonatal unit.

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