total patient visits
emergency department visits
increase in number of monthly virtual cases*
*Telemedicine increases in March 2020 due to COVID-19, the monthly average goes from 362 telemedicine cases in 2019/20 to a monthly average of 2,992 for 2020/21 (Apr to Oct)*
Providing critical care to Northern families
When you give to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, you are helping to invest in the best people, programs, equipment and research to make sure the Stollery remains among the best children’s hospitals in the country and the most specialized in all of Western Canada.
Thanks to donors, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation can invest in the best people, programs, equipment, and research to make sure the Stollery remains a world-class Hospital. Together, we can give all kids the best chance to live a long and healthy life.
Building new spaces to improve care
The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation is fundraising for several exciting projects for the Hospital: a $6.5 million fundraising campaign to bring integrated, clinical mental health services to the Stollery emergency department; a $5 million campaign to fully renovate and expand The Beach, including an outdoor play area; and a $13 million campaign for the relocation and expansion of the pediatric surgical clinic. All three of these are multi-year fundraising campaigns.
Did you know:
The Stollery Children’s Hospital is one of the top-three most specialized children’s hospitals in Canada – meaning the Hospital has the talent and equipment to treat the most complex of the complex cases. Examples include:
- A solid organ transplantation (heart, liver, lung and small bowel)
- A heart-lung machine (ECMO) that provides both cardiac and respiratory support to kids whose heart and lungs are failing. This life-saving intervention is used mostly on children and responsible for a dramatic increase in survival rates.
- A highly specialized transport program serves the largest geographical area of any hospital in Canada.
- An emergency department that sees approximately 148 emergency visits per day.
The hospital is not just for the children and families in the Edmonton are, and 39% of inpatients for the Stollery Children’s Hospital come from outside the Edmonton area.
Donors are enabling revolutionary health car
At the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, our donors invest in the best people, programs, equipment, and research to make sure the Stollery remains among the best children’s hospitals in the country and the most specialized in all of Western Canada.
Donors also help make sure the Stollery has what it needs to provide world-class care for kids with the most complex medical problems from backyards across Alberta and beyond. This support includes making a life-changing difference when it comes to advancing specialized physical and mental health care at the Stollery and beyond the four walls of the Hospital into backyards across Alberta and beyond.
Investing in research
Since 2006, we’ve been the primary funder of paediatric research through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute at the University of Alberta. Funding has allowed for the development of the Stollery Science Lab and Distinguished Researchers Child Health Research Program. This program allows seven of the top scientists at the University of Alberta to pursue initiatives that improve paediatric health in Alberta and around the world.
Help us support our kids
Together we can bring hope into sick children’s lives.
About Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation advances children’s health care right in your own backyard by funding specialized care at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and in communities across northern Alberta: state-of-the-art equipment and facilities; sub-specialty education to train the brightest medical minds; leading-edge research to discover new treatments and cures; and specialized programs that improve family-centered care, child and youth addiction and mental health services, and patient and family outcomes. Together, we can give kids the best chance to live a long and healthy life.
On Porter’s photo: Photo by Cooper and O’Hara Photography
Photo of Avery: Background photo by Cooper and O’Hara Photography