The government of Saskatchewan has tabled it’s reports on losses.
Two nil reports regarding the loss of public money were tabled from the most recent quarter from the Government Ministries and Crown Corporations, as well as one from the Saskatchewan Polytechnic and regional colleges.
However, for the first quarter of 2018-19, there were four confirmed losses, totaling $3,514, in the health system.
Two losses involved patients of the Child and Youth Services Centre becoming violent. In May 2018, a patient punched holes in the gyproc walls of the centre, costing $849. In a June incident, a patient became violent during a counselling session and smashed a printer, costing $1,065. Both incidents were reported to Regina Police and the individuals were charged with mischief. The Crown decided to not go forward with charges. Security assessments on the facility were performed by the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s Security Services unit and recommendations will be made to Occupational Health and Safety.
In November 2017, a family member reported money missing from the personal belongings of a dead patient during inter-facility transport. The SHA ended up reimbursing the family.
In April of this year, a ballistic vest was stolen from the car of an SHA employee during a residential break and enter. This incident was reported to Regina Police.