A new pediatric mental health room is ready for service
April 28, 2023
The Medicine Hat Health Foundation is thrilled to announce the official completion of a specialized pediatric mental health room at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (MHRH). They would like to thank everyone in the community who supported this project during the “Give Hope for Mental Health” campaign.
This room, the first of its kind, is ground-breaking for our city and will provide immense value in the years to come. Previously, youth would be assessed and treated between the pediatric floor and the adult psychiatric unit depending on their maturity, size, and age; with the opening of this new room, countless children and youth struggling with mental health issues in the region will have a dedicated space that is suited to their needs, no matter their age.
The Health Foundation is grateful to all donors that contributed, and in particular would like to thank Methanex, Cancarb, the Medicine Hat Lions Club, as well as the signature sponsor, Strikeout Stigma Foundation. Strikeout Stigma was formed in memory of athlete Mason Close, and supports the mental wellbeing of youth and young athletes and pursues the goal of ending the stigma around the topic.
This room is designed to be both safe and comfortable for younger members of the community that are struggling. To assist with this, local artist Paintergirl came in near the conclusion of the project and created murals to make the room more interesting, serene, and inspiring.
An official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting took place at the MHRH on April 17th.
For further information, please contact the Medicine Hat Health Foundation:
P: (403) 528-8133
The Medicine Hat Health Foundation is the official charity of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and Alberta Health Services for southeastern Alberta. The Health Foundation is a 100% local, registered, non-profit charitable organization that is dedicated to making a difference in healthcare. They would like to challenge other businesses and organizations, large and small, to engage in their own way to support areas of healthcare that matter the most to them.