It’s hard to believe that it’s already been ten years since the “new” Alberta Children’s Hospital opened its doors to the public.
On 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.
Yes, this 10th birthday is a milestone…And a good reminder that for thousands of families who rely on our hospital, every birthday is a milestone.
Thank you for understanding this poignant fact. And thank you not only
for making the new hospital a reality, but also for continuing to
support the people and programs within it. Thanks to you, for every
birthday the hospital celebrates, remarkable advancements are achieved
and tens of thousands of candles on cakes are made possible.
Want to see the impact you are making? Check out our special 10th Birthday stories from our partners at Global Calgary and meet the incredible kids and experts at the Alberta Children's Hospital!