Health Minister Paul Merriman

Saskatchewan hoping to welcome over a hundred new health care workers

Dec 7, 2022 | 10:17am

Saskatchewan’s delegation to Manila has been deemed a success by Health Minister Paul Merriman. Merriman, who led the delegation, as well as other Ministers connected with and interviewed 1,200 interested Filipino healthcare workers about coming to work in the province. “Saskatchewan needed to create an innovative plan that reflected our serious commitment and sincere intent […]

Health minister is heading to Philippines to recruit healthcare workers

Nov 24, 2022 | 1:25pm

Saskatchewan heathcare head hunters are on their way to the Philippines this week to try to recruit more registered nurses and other health care professionals. Health Minister Paul Merriman will lead a delegation to Manila, joined by government officials and representatives from the health authority, the universities and Saskatchewan polytechnic. Merriman  says he looks forward […]

Province’s COVID-19 vaccination rates falling well below national averages

Mar 12, 2022 | 8:49am

After some good numbers in the early stages of the COVID-19 vaccination process started a little over a year ago, the province’s vaccination rate has stalled. Over 80 per cent of the province’s active population is fully vaccinated, and just 43 percent of those eligible receiving their booster shot. Health Minister Paul Merriman says those […]

Health Minister reacts to first Omicron variant cases in Saskatchewan

Dec 8, 2021 | 5:40pm

The Omicron variant has arrived in Saskatchewan. The province confirmed the first cases of the Omicron variant on Wednesday, saying the positive cases and close contacts are isolating and quarantining at this time. The Ministry of Health is anticipating additional cases and advises the public to continue to abide by the current COVID-19 protocols. Health […]

Healthcare services in rural and urban Saskatchewan discussed during Question Period

Dec 2, 2021 | 2:53pm

Health care services being disrupted by staff shortages in rural communities in the province was discussed during Thursday’s question period. The provincial opposition says the staffing problem has been an issue for years in rural Saskatchewan but has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Rural Health Everrett Hindley says the province is […]

Province to reimburse Finn family for bone marrow transplant

Nov 22, 2021 | 5:17pm

The Ministry of Health has approved reimbursement for a life-saving bone-marrow transplant that saved the life of a five year-old Saskatoon boy. Health Minister Paul Merriman met with the Finn family Monday morning to inform them of the province’s decision. When Conner Finn was four, he was diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy ALD, which is a rare […]

Sask. family questions Ministry of Health rejection of covering out of country medical expense

Nov 15, 2021 | 6:12pm

One Saskatchewan family is hoping that others don’t have to face a difficult financial situation like they have because of medical expenses out of the country. 5 year old Conner Finn required a bone marrow transplant for a rare neurological condition called Adrenoleukodystrophy. The Saskatchewan Health Authority advised the Finn Family to seek treatment at […]

Merriman hopeful tide is turning on the 4th wave of COVID-19 pandemic

Oct 14, 2021 | 3:37pm

The Saskatchewan Health Minister isn’t ready to say the 4th wave of the pandemic is over, but he is optimistic that the tide is beginning to turn. Paul Merriman is hopeful that COVID numbers have now peaked in the province. He says there a couple of factors that have contributed to a decrease of case […]

Protest outside of Merriman’s office for more COVID-19 measures while case counts spike

Sep 8, 2021 | 3:53pm

A rally was held in front of Health Minister Paul Merriman’s office Wednesday in Saskatoon, with those in attendance calling for stricter COVID-19 measures, vaccine initiatives, and more support for healthcare professionals. The rally was in an effort to call on the province to implement what the group calls “common sense, evidence-based policy.” The organizers […]

Sask NDP call Health Minister’s recent quarantine comments “dangerous”

Jul 29, 2021 | 5:18pm

The Saskatchewan NDP is calling out Provincial Health Minister Paul Merriman for comments made regarding quarantine rules in the province. In a recent interview, Merriman claimed that COVID-19 isolation should be “the responsibility of the individual” as it is no longer mandated by public health orders. NDP Leader Ryan Meili says the Minister’s comments were […]