Officials at the new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital (JPCH) in Saskatoon, Sask., Canada, showcased the new facility for donors and government officials last week, with an official opening to patients scheduled for Sept. 29. Pediatric and maternal inpatients will move in from Royal University Hospital and new admissions will be accepted at that time.

Almost 60 pediatric specialists, sub-specialists, and surgeons will work in more than 20 specialties at the 176-bed hospital. The total capital cost for the JPCH is $285.9 million. The 2019-20 Provincial Budget provides $9.6 million to finalize information technology needs and an additional $23 million to support operations when the hospital opens later this month.