New measures to guide visits – St. Paul's Hospital
In keeping with those measures and in following the SHA Family Presence Guidelines, we are implementing the following protocols for visitors at Royal University Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital and Saskatoon City Hospital:
- In accordance with our ability to maintain safe environments and our capacity to coordinate people entering our hospitals, visiting hours will be restricted to 10am to 6pm for inpatients who do not meet the “compassionate reasons” guidelines.
- Visits will be limited to one-hour visits with no more than one person visiting in the room at a time and only as physical distancing requirements can be met in the room.
- Before coming to the hospital, confirm that your name is on the designated visitor list by talking with your loved one on the phone or by calling the unit to verify.
- Designated family member/support people lists are prepared each morning. Patients admitted during the day may need to wait until the following day in order to have a family member/support person attend.
Designated family members and support persons will undergo daily screening at the entrance to the hospital:
- The individual must pass screening, including a temperature check.
- The individual must perform hand hygiene at the screening station.
- The individual must wear a mask at all times during the visit (if tolerated), including in the patient room, and will be required to remain in the patient room as much as possible without visiting other parts of the hospital.
- The individual will be given a “Visitor sticker” for the day to indicate he/she has been screened.
- Any family member or support person who is not required for mobility, comprehension or translation will be asked to leave if physical distancing or proper PPE use cannot be maintained.
Visitor restrictions at all SHA facilities
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is asking for the public’s support and cooperation to contain the spread of the COVID-19 illness by following
visitor restrictions now in place at all SHA facilities throughout Saskatchewan.
St. Paul’s Hospital is located on 20th Street and Avenue P in Saskatoon.
St. Paul’s Hospital is an acute care teaching facility offering a comprehensive range of services to residents of Saskatoon and Northern Saskatchewan. Inspired by the example of St. Marguerite d’Youville, we continue the tradition of Catholic health care by sharing in a call to reveal the goodness and love of the Creator God for all people. Together with the Grey Nuns, we work to build a world where hope and compassion prevail.
The original St. Paul’s Hospital (1907) was first located in a physician’s (Dr. John H. C. Willoughby) house. The hospital was established due to an outbreak of typhoid, which occurred while the Canadian Pacific Railroad was building a bridge in Saskatoon. The bridge was located downstream from the town garbage dump (where the Bessborough hotel now stands). Contaminated water from the garbage dump eventually led to a breakout of typhoid among the workers. Catholic priests cared for the sick in the Catholic rectory, and in Dr. Willoughby’s house. A group of Grey Nuns passing through Saskatoon on their travels, stayed to help.
A hospital was eventually opened in 1913. In 1963, the current B-Wing of St. Paul’s Hospital was built and owned by the Grey Nuns. A-Wing was added in 1989. St. Paul’s continues to compassionately offer quality health care to residents of Saskatoon and northern Saskatchewan.
In 1995, St. Paul’s Hospital entered an affiliation agreement with Saskatoon District Health, now the Saskthewan Health Authority. In 1999, the Grey Nuns transferred ownership of the hospital to the Saskatchewan Catholic Health Corporation.