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 […]

Merriman, Hindley announce new health care recruitment and retention plan

Sep 7, 2022 | 1:42pm

Under a new recruitment and retention plan announced today, the province said they are looking to add 1,000 professionals within the health care system. The Health Human Resources Action Plan will recruit hundreds of new healthcare workers from abroad and newcomers interested in working in the health care centre. Health Minister Paul Merriman talked about what Saskatchewan […]

Province sending residents to Calgary for knee, hip surgeries

Aug 17, 2022 | 1:35pm

The provincial government will be sending people to Alberta to get private surgeries, but they won’t be paying for the travel. Health minister Paul Merriman said they will be paying a clinic in Calgary to perform 20 knee and hip surgeries per month for those on the province’s surgical wait list. Merriman says sending patients […]

Province introduces legislation to create ‘safe zones’ around hospitals

Nov 10, 2021 | 2:37pm

New legislation has been introduced to protect the health workforce, patients and families. The legislation, which makes amendments to the Public Health Act, 1994, is set to provide the ability to create and enforce safe access zone around hospitals. Health Minister Paul Merriman said it’s important that the people coming into healthcare facilities are protected. […]