A three member panel appointed by the Wall government to look at reducing the number of health regions in Saskatchewan, and consolidating services is to have their report into the health minister’s hands by the end of October, but the Canadian Union of Public Employees is wondering what the hurry is.
Canadian Union of Public Employees spokesperson Gordon Campbell says the panel is not being given proper time and feels the people of the province are being disrespected because of that.
Campbell says the panel should be going across the province having face-to-face meetings with residents affected.
He adds previous restructuring initiatives had a much longer timeframe,
Dr. Dennis Kendel heads the panel, and he says CUPE and other stakeholders have been spoken to,
Written submissions to the panel are due by Monday.