A sign directing people to Craik for a twenty-four hour care facility needs to be removed as soon as possible the NDP says.
The health centre in Craik has been shut down for some time now but the sign remains standing.
Danielle Chartier NDP MLA for Saskatoon Riversdale says leaving the sign up could cause a hazardous situation.
“That’s potentially a dangerous situation and misleading,” says Chartier. “If the government can’t fix the problem, we should at least take the sign down.”
Greg Ottenbreit, Minister of Rural and Remote Health says they are looking at addressing the sign issue very soon, but their main focus has been making sure communities have emergency care readily available .
“It’s an issue that need to be addressed properly,” says Ottenbreit. “Our focus is to provide service to small communities. Of course the sign is very important and reflects what services are available in those communities. But our top-of-mind is to ensure these communities have the services that they do have.”
The province says Craik has had issues recruiting a doctor which is why the health centre remains closed.
They added there is twenty-four hour care availible fifteen minutes away in Davidson.