In the legislature, the NDP blasted the Wall government over the issue of health care.
Opposition leader Trent Wotherspoon says bed shortages and a lack of emergency services in hospitals like Preeceville are unacceptable.
But Premier Brad Wall says his government has taken steps to expand the number of doctors by 650 and nurses by three thousand.
Wall says his government inherited a problem with 25 rural hospitals facing a shortage of health care workers.
He says the government has been able to meet the challenge with those hospitals and he believes there will be a similar solution for Preeceville.
A group of concerned people were at the legislature from Preeceville today (Wed.).
A doctor is expected to arrive in the community this fall.
But the NDP pointed to other problems in health care.
Opposition critic Danielle Chartier says the Regina Qu’Appelle Health region suffered recently from overcapacity, with upwards of 20 people admitted to hospital without a bed.
In Saskatoon, she says the situation is even worse.
Health minister Dustin Duncan says the NDP closed beds but the SaskParty has taken major steps to increase the number of doctors and hospital beds.
Duncan says the SaskParty has increased the number of hospital beds in Regina and Saskatoon by 12 per-cent.