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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 […]
SHA adds over 156 full-time staff in Regina and Saskatoon

SHA adds over 156 full-time staff in Regina and Saskatoon

Mar 23, 2024 | 9:33am
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says it has bolstered its workforce by more than 156 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff in Regina and Saskatoon. The positions come as the SHA is intensifying efforts to enhance patient outcomes and alleviate capacity strains in Saskatoon and Regina through the continued execution of the Saskatoon and Regina Capacity […]
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 […]
SHA releases action plan for Regina’s hospitals

SHA releases action plan for Regina’s hospitals

Dec 21, 2023 | 12:32pm
In response to mounting capacity challenges at Regina’s two hospitals, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has unveiled its comprehensive Regina Capacity Pressure Action Plan. This follows a similar initiative in Saskatoon last month, emphasizing the province’s commitment to address healthcare capacity issues. According to the SHA Vice-President of Integrated Regional Health, capacity pressures in Regina […]
Sask. Health Authority approves new patient rights and responsibilities

Sask. Health Authority approves new patient rights and responsibilities

Dec 3, 2023 | 8:45am
To enhance patient care, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and its Board of Directors have endorsed a Patient Rights and Responsibilities agreement titled “Our Commitment to Each Other.” This agreement aims to solidify various elements related to patient safety, quality care, and the SHA’s dedication to truth and reconciliation. Developed through a collaborative effort involving […]
Site prep to start for parkade project at Regina General Hospital

Site prep to start for parkade project at Regina General Hospital

Oct 3, 2023 | 11:45am
The long awaited construction of a parkade at the General Hospital in Regina is about to get underway.  This will mean a number of changes to the parking system at the hospital. According to the Saskatchewan Health Authority, site preperation will begin one week from today on October 10th. Fencing will go up in the […]
Amid vaccine fatigue, doctors say the updated COVID-19 shot is important this fall

Amid vaccine fatigue, doctors say the updated COVID-19 shot is important this fall

Sep 22, 2023 | 7:56am
Public health officials say the number of COVID-19 infections is climbing again — just in time for respiratory virus season in the fall and winter, when respiratory syncytial virus and influenza also come on the scene.  Health Canada recently authorized an updated mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by Moderna, thattargets the XBB.1.5 Omicron subvariant circulating now. The […]

SHA reminds residents of available addiction and recovery services

Jun 20, 2023 | 1:40pm

The City of Regina is on pace to see a record number of drug-related deaths. The City has seen 55 overdose deaths through the end of April. That number is on pace to break 2021’s 164 record deaths by one. The 55 deaths through the first four months also mark the most the RPS has […]

Sask. Health Authority end mask mandates at its facilities

Apr 4, 2023 | 4:44pm

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced that masking would no longer be required for patients, residents, staff, or visitors at its facilities. Masking will now be optional in all SHA facilities, including administrative offices, hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities. The province’s Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, supports the changes. As per SHA […]

General Hospital Parkade Inching Closer to Reality

Feb 9, 2023 | 10:27am

The new parkade at Regina’s General Hospital is moving forward. The provincial government has issued a Request for Qualifications, in other words, its looking for a company to handle the design, construction and operation of the new parkade. From the list of companies that apply, the provincial government will whittle the list down to a […]