The Saskatchewan Health Authority will soon be re-opening eight of 12 regional emergency rooms in rural Saskatchewan that were temporarily closed as part of the readiness plan the province had to combat COVID-19.
The closures, which were widely criticized, were to help build capacity for any surges in the virus while protecting against outbreaks in the medical facilities.
The SHA says the target timelines are:
- June 12 – Kerrobert
- June 16 – Leader and Arcola
- June 18 – Preeceville
- June 22 – Biggar and Oxbow
- June 24 – Davidson
- June 25 – Herbert
The SHA says this could change depending on the COVID-19 situation in Saskatchewan and that work continues to get ER services resumed in Broadview, Lanigan, Wolseley and Radville.