People in the town of Preeceville are angry over the fact some services are being temporarily taken away at their hospital so they came to the Saskatchewan Legislature to talk about it on Wednesday.
The group met with various officials including opposition leader Trent Wotherspoon who said during question period they are very concerned about the future of their hospital and asked Premier Brad Wall to keep the services as they are right now.
Wall says the government cannot keep doctors in the community, and this situation is no different from what other communities in Saskatchewan and rural Canada have faced.
He says while government can’t force doctors to stay, they can recruit them which they have been doing for years across rural Saskatchewan.
Rural and remote health minister Greg Ottenbreit says the government is listening to what the people of Preeceville.
Ottenbreit says conversations with the Sunrise Health Region have resulted in the situation being eased somewhat with actions being taken while efforts to recruit a doctor continues to that services can be restored.
He says once there are enough doctors to re-open emergency services they will do so.