Vicki Mowat

Regina hospitals breaking fire code, claims fire inspector

Regina hospitals breaking fire code, claims fire inspector

Dec 20, 2023 | 2:22pm
Regina’s two hospitals have broken fire code due to patients in beds crowding hallways. In an email chain obtained by the Opposition NDP, a city fire inspector says the department understands the General and Pasqua hospitals are over capacity, but the violations are putting patients and staff at risk. The fire inspector says hallways should always […]

Opposition asking why money isn’t being used for health care

Aug 25, 2022 | 1:26pm

The Opposition New Democrats held a media availability outside what was once a medical clinic to ask why the province spend part of its resource windfall – or even the COVID money given by the federal government – into health care. Health Critic Vicky Mowat wondered where health minister Paul Merriman has been in recent months. “And […]

Sask NDP Health Critic shares ER experience

Mar 30, 2022 | 1:19pm

The Offical Opposition Health Critic in Saskatchewan had a firsthand experience with some of the problems Saskatchewan’s healthcare system is having. Vicki Mowat went to the Emergency Room at the Regina Pasqua Hospital after having sharp pains in her abdomen. Mowat said before even seeing a doctor, she was told she would be in a […]

Fourth wave of COVID-19 response questioned in QP proceedings Thursday

Nov 4, 2021 | 1:27pm

The provincial NDP again questioned the Sask. Party government’s response ahead of the fourth wave of COVID-19 in Question Period Thursday. NDP Leader Ryan Meili says the decisions made by the province put people in danger. “Does the Premier recognize that his choices in July, August and September — his choices made in the face […]

NDP Urges For Data On Children Under Twelve In Daily COVID-19 Reports

Sep 8, 2021 | 2:36pm

The Leader of the official opposition says Premier Scott Moe has given up. Ryan Meili suggests that the Premier has given up on the fight against COVID-19 since releasing all the public health protocols in July, and he has given up on accountability because he is not sharing the provincial modelling on the virus that […]

Calls made for microbiology lab to reopen at Yorkton Regional Health Centre

Aug 17, 2021 | 9:28pm

A rally was held in Yorkton Tuesday afternoon, to lobby for a return of the Microbiology Lab at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. NDP Health Critic Vicki Mowat says it starts with training more professionals to fill the staff shortages that led to its closure. She says it’s been closed for too long. “They had […]

NDP says gov’t has broken its promises on hiring more continuing care aides

Apr 8, 2021 | 6:54pm

The Saskatchewan NDP continued its press on the Saskatchewan Party government regarding what they say is a broken promise to hire 300 new care aides in the province. Seniors Critic Matt Love said on Thursday, following question period at the Saskatchewan legislature, that it’s frustrating to see the government is patting itself on the back […]

Sask. NDP criticize new measures, claims government is dishonest with numbers

Nov 13, 2020 | 3:13pm

The Saskatchewan NDP say they are disappointed with the new COVID-19 measures introduced by the province Friday. Health Critic Vicki Mowat says these new measures show the government doesn’t know what they’re doing. “Most clearly to me, they’re not telling us what’s going on, they’re not bringing forward those modelling numbers,” said Mowat. “It is […]

NDP calls for more Lab Techs in Saskatchewan

Aug 31, 2020 | 3:14pm

The NDP Health Critic says the government has failed to address long standing staffing issues in terms of hiring lab technicians. “We have deep concerns about the fact that we have a shortage of lab staff. This number the premier came up with of being able to execute 4,000 tests a day is not consistent […]

Sask. NDP calls on government to fund addictions counselling at Sask Poly

Aug 22, 2020 | 7:53am

The Saskatchewan NDP is calling for the Sask Party government to step in and improve funding for Sask Polytechnic’s addictions counselling program. This comes as Sask Polytech cut 37 positions in June, with addictions counselling instructors among the cuts. Health critic Vicki Mowat says these positions are needed, especially considering the recent overdose deaths this […]