Ushering a new era for X-ray imaging at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon


We all know the fear of having a family member or ourselves go through medical care. The initial diagnosis is critical in the path to treatment. It is this lived experience from a team member that helped identify an opportunity for BHP’s support and led to our C$1 million donation to the Royal University Hospital (RUH) in Saskatoon, Canada.  

The investment will fund new state-of-the-art digital technology for RUH’s two busiest X-ray suites replacing outdated computer and lengthier film-based processes that have been in use for almost 20 years at the hospital. As a result, medical teams throughout RUH will have instant access to higher-quality images allowing for quicker decision-making and implementation of treatment plans. 

“BHP’s generous gift will launch RUH into a new era of X-ray imaging that produces higher quality images faster while using a much reduced dose of radiation making the environment safer for both patients and medical teams,” says Andrew Will, CEO, Saskatchewan Health Authority. “Better image quality leads to more accurate diagnosis resulting in more timely and effective treatment.”  

We are proud to be a part of the community in Saskatchewan and our investment in the RUH is about supporting health and wellness more broadly and doing our part in creating shared long-term value for Saskatchewan residents.  

“BHP is honoured to help bring new state-of-the-art X-ray technology to the RUH to support advanced care and ultimately save lives in the province,” says Karina Gistelinck, BHP’s Asset President Potash. “There is nothing more important than the health of our families and loved ones. We are proud to be a part of the Saskatchewan community and to play a role in supporting the health and wellness of the broader community.”