Officials with the Saskatoon Health Region gave an update on construction of the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan Thursday.
Craig Ayers, the health region’s project director for the new hospital, said everything is moving on schedule.
“This week, preparations are being finalized to start building the main floor, which involves pouring concrete into pre-built forms,” he said.
Ayers said he was pleased that things have stayed on track through the project’s first winter. He noted there are still two winters to go before the hospital’s anticipated opening in 2019.
Overall, work on the 162-bed facility is just over 10 per cent complete.
The province is covering most of the $285.2 million cost of building the new hospital.
Children’s Hospital Foundation president and CEO Brynn Boback-Lane said the organization has now raised $50 million of the $75 million it has committed towards the project.