healthcare

‘Dying for doctors’: Report cites concerns with health care in rural Saskatchewan

‘Dying for doctors’: Report cites concerns with health care in rural Saskatchewan

Apr 22, 2024 | 5:30am
Suzanne Kuchinka, mayor of the village of Macoun in southeast Saskatchewan, says it’s been a struggle for years to keep family doctors because they retire or move elsewhere. In Lloydminster, a city on the Saskatchewan-Alberta boundary, Mayor Gerald Aalbers says doctors who want to work in his community are facing roadblocks. These are some of […]
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 […]
Government under fire over health care shortages again

Government under fire over health care shortages again

Apr 11, 2024 | 5:21am
The health care issue dominated the Legislative Assembly again Wednesday as the Opposition hammered the government on issues of shortages of health care specialists. Opposition Leader Carla Beck again raised the issue in Question Period of the lack of any pediatric gastroenterologists based in the province — an issue that has been raised more than once in the […]
Construction complete for new Regina Urgent Care Centre

Construction complete for new Regina Urgent Care Centre

Apr 9, 2024 | 1:24pm
The much-anticipated Regina Urgent Care Centre is now 100 per cent complete, and now the task is to get the facility up and running to see patients this summer. Dignitaries were on hand to take a look at the completed facility at 1320 Albert Street. The facility had been under construction since spring of 2022, with […]
Mayor Masters feels positive about Regina’s role in provincial budget

Mayor Masters feels positive about Regina’s role in provincial budget

Mar 22, 2024 | 3:32pm
The Government of Saskatchewan released its 2024/2025 budget, which includes $20.1 billion in spending. Of those investments, the City of Regina sees investments made towards it with new schools and expanding healthcare services, highlighting Regina’s investment. On the education front, the City sees numberous investments in new schools. The North Regina Joint-Use School will see […]
STF and SSBA have mixed reactions to education budget

STF and SSBA have mixed reactions to education budget

Mar 21, 2024 | 1:03pm
On the same day that thousands of teachers were striking outside the provincial legislature, the Government of Saskatchewan announced $3.3 billion for the Ministry of Education in their 2024-2025 provincial budget. Overall, education is seeing an increase of $247.8 million, or 8.1 per cent, over last year. It is targeted at supporting prekindergarten to grade […]
No affordability measures leave Sask. NDP and more disappointed by provincial budget

No affordability measures leave Sask. NDP and more disappointed by provincial budget

Mar 21, 2024 | 8:33am
A total of $20.1 billion was invested in this year’s Provincial Budget, with significant investments in education and healthcare leading the way. Despite the ‘record investments’ highlighted by the provincial government, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck said the government did nothing to address the biggest issue facing residents in the province. Affordability. “As families across […]
Lack of retention measures leaves healthcare union unimpressed by 2024/25 provincial budget

Lack of retention measures leaves healthcare union unimpressed by 2024/25 provincial budget

Mar 20, 2024 | 8:33pm
This year’s Saskatchewan budget delivers a total of $7.59 billion, an increase of $726.4 million or 10.6 per cent in health care. The budget expands patient care and services to meet the increasing demands of a growing population, increases access to primary care through support for physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health professions, and funds […]
Saskatchewan’s Budget 2024-2025 to be Released Today

Saskatchewan’s Budget 2024-2025 to be Released Today

Mar 20, 2024 | 5:00am
Usually, a provincial budget is shrouded in mystery and secrecy, until the finance minister rises in the house to deliver the budget after 2 o’clock in the afternoon. This year is a little different.  In the on-going battle with teachers to decide how and where to spend money to make improvements in classrooms, the premier […]
STARS Launches Virtual Care Trial in Partnership with Sask. Health Authority

STARS Launches Virtual Care Trial in Partnership with Sask. Health Authority

Mar 17, 2024 | 11:19am
In collaboration with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), STARS has initiated a virtual care trial to expedite critical patient care across the province. The program, known as STARS Virtual Care, enables Transport Physicians to establish secure video connections with local providers during active missions. The initiative facilitates immediate assessment, stabilization, and treatment support for critically […]