Everett Hindley

ER Nurses Write to the Health Minister about “Agency Nurses”.

ER Nurses Write to the Health Minister about “Agency Nurses”.

Apr 18, 2024 | 11:03am
49 E-R Nurses at St Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon have written a letter to the Minister of Health Everett Hindley to talk about several issues, but the big concern is “agency nurses”. These are qualified nurses who are brought in on an as needed basis. They get higher wages, and accommodation is paid for by […]
‘Puppet show’: Saskatchewan finance minister apologizes for text to Speaker

‘Puppet show’: Saskatchewan finance minister apologizes for text to Speaker

Apr 16, 2024 | 5:25am
Saskatchewan’s finance minister was ordered to apologize Monday after she sent the Speaker a text accusing him of letting the legislature devolve into an “Opposition puppet show.”  Donna Harpauer delivered the apology in the house after Speaker Randy Weekes said the minister had messaged him saying government members can’t push back during chamber debates and that as […]
Province, doctors agree to tentative deal

Province, doctors agree to tentative deal

Jan 17, 2024 | 12:20pm
The Province and the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) have reached a tentative four-year contract agreement, spanning from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2026. Health Minister Everett Hindley expressed satisfaction with the deal, emphasizing its significance in offering a fair and competitive compensation package. This agreement is designed to bolster ongoing efforts in physician retention […]
Opposition wants answers about out-of-province mammogram contract

Opposition wants answers about out-of-province mammogram contract

Dec 5, 2023 | 4:37pm
Saskatchewan’s Opposition N-D-P is raising questions over a contract the government signed with a private clinic in Calgary to offer mammograms.  The province is to pay Clearpoint Health Network two-million dollars to provide one-thousand mammograms until March 2025.  Public disclosure documents show the company’s subsidiary, Surgical Centres Inc., donated more than 14-thousand dollars to the […]

Province notes International Overdose Awareness Day

Aug 31, 2022 | 3:19pm

It’s International Overdose Awareness Day. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Everett Hindley said in a news release that the day is an opportunity to remind people who use drugs, their family, and the public of the resources available to reduce the risk of an overdose… or potentially save the life of someone who is […]

Sask. Party rejects NDP motion to create special committee for mental health and addictions

May 18, 2022 | 9:00am

The Government of Saskatchewan rejected a Sask. NDP motion to create a special bipartisan committee to study the mental health and addictions crisis in the province. The motion called on both parties to find solutions to the high number of suicides by hearing from affected families, experts and leaders. The Sask. Party did not agree […]

Sask Government reviewing future of Extendicare facilities

Nov 25, 2021 | 5:12pm

The future of the Extendicare facilities was discussed during Thursday’s Question Period at the Legislative assembly The SHA assumed the responsibilities as administrators for the long term care services at the five Extendicare facilities in the province earlier this year. Minister Responsible for Seniors Everett Hindley says the government is undergoing an evaluation process. “Our […]

Bill 70, Extendicare debated during Question Period Thursday

Nov 25, 2021 | 3:33pm

More scathing criticism of the provincial government’s proposed Bill 70 — which would alter security on the Legislative grounds — was discussed today during Question Period. As part of the bill, a new security team would assume many duties that are currently occupied by a group overseen by the sergeant of arms. Opposition deputy leader […]

Alberta and Saskatchewan renew health services MOU for Lloydminster

Jul 12, 2021 | 4:54pm

The Saskatchewan and Alberta governments are renewing their agreement to cooperate on health services in a community that spans their shared border. There was an official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two provinces Monday morning, which lays out a renewed agreement originally signed in 2014 for the delivery of health services in […]

SHA reviewing pharmacy procurement in long-term care homes

Jun 30, 2021 | 10:16am

The Saskatchewan Health Authority will be reviewing its pharmacy procurement process in all SHA operated long-term care homes. This follows a recommendation from Ombudsman Saskatchewan in the 2019 Annual Report, where the SHA made changes to the program in order to improve consistency. The policy relates to medication support, product delivery, oversight of quality and […]