The Alberta Children’s Hospital opened
in Calgary, Alberta in September 2006, becoming the first free-standing
pediatric facility to be built in Canada in more than 20 years.
September 27, 2006, a convoy of ambulances travelled along Crowchild
Trail to carefully transport 51 of our community’s sickest children from
the old hospital on Richmond Road to the colourful state-of-the-art
facility in northwest Calgary. Those young patients were moving into the
first new pediatric hospital in Canada in more than 20 years, marking
the start of a new era in children’s health in this community.
centred care is a philosophy celebrated by the Alberta Children’s
Hospital, that recognizes the important role families play in the
physical, psychological and spiritual well-being of their children. This
model of care embraces family members as key partners in a child’s
healing team. This philosophy is most evident in the actual design of
hospital was designed by the people who use the building the most —
kids, families, physicians and staff. The colourful lego-inspired
building has become a Calgary landmark and one that is unique in every
way. Over 97,000 kids rely on care from the hospital each year and you
can help assure the long-term health of our children.
gift to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation will fund excellence
in family centred child health programs, specialized life-saving
equipment and advanced pediatric research.
Alberta Children’s Hospital cares for children from newborn to age 17 from across Alberta, southeastern British Columbia and southwestern
Saskatchewan as multi-disciplinary teams work together to promote
healing through family centred care.
For information and to learn more about Alberta Children's Hospital click here.