health care

Update regarding walk-in health services in the Canora-Preeceville area

Update regarding walk-in health services in the Canora-Preeceville area

Jun 19, 2024 | 12:00pm
Patients in the Canora and Preeceville areas now have enhanced access to primary health care, through walk-in clinic services, on a first-come, first-served basis for non-emergency conditions. Some of those conditions include ear infections, cough and cold symptoms, urinary tract infections, pinkeye, diarrhea, fever and vomiting, sore throats and sinus infections..  Beginning July 3, walk-in […]
Saskatchewan announces 27 nurse practitioner positions for rural and remote areas

Saskatchewan announces 27 nurse practitioner positions for rural and remote areas

Jun 7, 2024 | 11:52am
The Province of Saskatchewan says it has surpassed its original goal of 25 nurse practitioners (NPs), adding 27 new permanent positions to serve rural and remote areas across the province. The government set aside $4.5 million in this year’s budget to make sure that residents in underserved areas have better access to primary care. Applications […]
HRF Home Lotto 50/50 Jackpot closing in on One Million Dollars

HRF Home Lotto 50/50 Jackpot closing in on One Million Dollars

Apr 4, 2024 | 5:00am
The early bird deadline in the Hospital of Regina Foundation’s Home Lottery is Friday at midnight. That leaves precious little time to grab a ticket. The deadline to get in on the “add on” 50-50 Draw is Friday at midnight. Its closing in on one million dollars, with the winner taking home half, and the […]
More than Six Million Dollars Raised in TeleMiracle #48

More than Six Million Dollars Raised in TeleMiracle #48

Feb 25, 2024 | 5:57pm
People in Saskatchewan were “ringing those phones” all weekend to help out the Kinsmen of Saskatchewan with TeleMiracle #48. By 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon, the annual telethon raised a total of $6,112,717.00. Since 1977, the telethon has raised a total of over 165 million dollars and all of that money stays in Saskatchewan. All the […]
Manitoba, Saskatchewan raise concerns about expanding eligibility for assisted dying

Manitoba, Saskatchewan raise concerns about expanding eligibility for assisted dying

Jan 26, 2024 | 8:05am
Canada’s Health Minister Mark Holland says some provinces will stand opposed to expanding medical assistance in dying for ideological reasons, but the government wants to ensure a majority feel ready.  Holland recently acknowledged provinces have expressed fears that the country may not be ready for the change to take effect in March.  The governments of […]
Saskatchewan auditor reports longer waits for neurosurgeries; more homelessness

Saskatchewan auditor reports longer waits for neurosurgeries; more homelessness

Dec 6, 2023 | 2:12pm
Saskatchewan’s auditor says wait times for people to receive spine and brain surgeries have spiked.  In her report released today, Tara Clemett says 722 people have been waiting for a neurosurgeon, and about one third of them have been waiting for more than a year.  She says the wait list for spine surgery in Regina […]
New Session Opens with a Speech from the Throne

New Session Opens with a Speech from the Throne

Oct 25, 2023 | 6:43am
The Saskatchewan Party government is to deliver the throne speech today and outline its priorities for the year.  Premier Scott Moe says the government plans to address concerns around affordability.  He says the province is looking at how it could help people struggling with housing costs.  The Opposition NDP says it plans to continue to focus on […]