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The Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan is halfway built. The Foundation announced Thursday the project has hit a new benchmark: 50-percent construction completion.
Brynn Boback-Lane, the President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation, says in the final 2 years, they need the support of people across Saskatchewan now more-than-ever to meet their goal.
The Foundation still needs to raise 75-million dollars over the next two years.
Earlier this week, the CHF announced Mike and Laura McCullough as the new ambassadors for their capital campaign.
The former Saskatchewan Roughrider and his wife lost their son to Muscular Dystrophy before his first birthday and have had an up close and personal look at what it is like to spend time in a hospital with a sick child.
Over the next few months, construction will concentrate on exterior walls, framing and window and installation.
Construction of the west edge of the hospital will include extending above roadways into the parkade.
Work can also now begin in order to install the elements to support the rooftop heliport on top of the mechanical equipment enclosure.
This will be the new landing pad for STARS air ambulance with a direct connection to the new emergency departments on the ground floor.
Construction completion remains on schedule and the $285.2 million project remains on budget. The hospital is currently scheduled to open in late 2019.