Saskatchewan and Alberta Renew Agreement to Provide Healthcare Services at Lloydminster

The Saskatchewan and Alberta governments are renewing their agreement to cooperate on health services in a community that spans their shared border.

There was an official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two provinces this morning (Mon), which lays out a renewed agreement originally signed in 2014 for the delivery of health services in Lloydminster.

Saskatchewan’s Minister of Rural and Remote Health, Everett Hindley, says the renewed MOU means the two provinces will collaborate in the planning and funding of health services delivered within a 150-kilometre radius of the City of Lloydminster.

A Bi-Provincial Health Services Committee will address issues of concern.

Hindley says some of the achievements to date are dual physician licensing, upgrading emergency medical services and enabling access to electronic health records from either province.

Future initiatives include new infrastructure projects, continuing care funding, mental health services and dialysis expansion and relocation.

(CJWW)

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