Saskatchewan children's hospital designed with 'home-like environment'

May 23, 2019

The new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital is Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has painted figures of green frogs, red foxes and orange prairie dogs appear along hallway and waiting room area walls, according to an article on the Saskatoon Star Phoenix website.

Some rooms are painted to resemble wetlands. Others look like forests. Expansive windows offer views of the South Saskatchewan River.

In the pediatric intensive care unit and in induction rooms, where children will be prepped for surgery, light strips gently transition from green to orange to red, mimicking the experience of staring at the northern lights.

“This is what this hospital brings: A different environment, an environment that creates a home-like environment that decreases anxiety,” Dr. Laurentiu Givelichian, head of pediatrics with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, said in the article.

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