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Refugee Engagement and Community Health physicians celebrate the opening of a new clinic in Saskatoon on Feb. 1, 2017.

Clinic opens to improve health care access for refugees in Saskatoon

By Brent Bosker February 1, 2017 - 1:43pm Updated: February 1, 2017 - 1:43pm

After years of planning, the first clinic dedicated to refugee health care in Saskatoon opened its doors Wednesday.

Refugee Engagement and Community Health (REACH)...

Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter said he was left disappointed following a summit in Ottawa on health care funding.

Sask. minister blasts feds over health funding

By 650 CKOM December 20, 2016 - 3:16pm Updated: December 20, 2016 - 3:16pm

Saskatchewan's health minister is calling for continued negotiations on a new national health funding plan, despite a breakdown in talks this week.    Jim Reiter said Monday's...

Health Minister Dustin Duncan says overcrowding will not be solved by simply adding more beds.

NDP raises concerns about emergency room overcrowding

By 980 CJME June 18, 2016 - 9:54am Updated: June 18, 2016 - 10:00am

The NDP is raising concerns about overcrowding in emergency rooms in Regina and Saskatoon.

According to the NDP this past week both Regina hospital emergency rooms were...

The Saskatoon City Hospital, March 2014.

Legislation introduced for private 2-for-1 CT scans in Saskatchewan

By 980 CJME June 9, 2016 - 7:04am Updated: June 9, 2016 - 7:15am

Saskatchewan is a step closer to allowing patients to pay for CT scans.

During the spring election campaign, the Saskatchewan Party promised more choice to patients if...

Photo of the Regina General Hospial.

Number of Sask. health regions expected to be reduced

By Sarah Mills June 2, 2016 - 2:36pm Updated: June 2, 2016 - 2:45pm

Transformational change is coming to Saskatchewan's health regions with the number expected to be reduced as part of an announcement made in Wednesday's budget.


Loss of doctor forcing Preeceville to lose ER services.

Preeceville residents rally for ER services

By Sarah Mills May 25, 2016 - 5:10pm Updated: May 26, 2016 - 7:44am

A mother whose son has special needs and is in a wheelchair, another woman whose daughter has epileptic fits, a senior who spearheaded fundraising efforts, and children with...

Patient bed at St. Paul's Hospital.

Some question new 24-hour visiting policy in Sask. hospitals

By Alex Docking May 12, 2016 - 4:54pm Updated: May 12, 2016 - 5:00pm

They are heralding it as a first in Canada – the province of Saskatchewan is adopting an 'open family policy' which will allow 24-hour access for family visitors to patients in...

Cover of book by John Black outlining LEAN methods for health care.

John Black LEAN book accuses Sask. of 'racist overtones'

By Sarah Mills May 11, 2016 - 5:05pm Updated: May 12, 2016 - 10:38am

The man who brought the province LEAN is not cutting down his thoughts on his time in Saskatchewan.

In his book “The Toyota Way to Healthcare Excellence”, Black wrote...

Stock photo of Saskatoon City Hospital.

Big changes to be considered for Sask. health, education: premier

By Sarah Mills April 25, 2016 - 12:08pm Updated: April 25, 2016 - 12:15pm

Premier Brad Wall is giving the biggest hint yet that changes are on the horizon for health and education in our province.   During the election, the Saskatchewan Party...

St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon.

Sask. nurses union and province ratify agreement

By Sarah Mills April 20, 2016 - 1:34pm Updated: April 20, 2016 - 1:45pm

A four-year collective agreement between the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations has been ratified.   The agreement is...

Cam Broten meets with health care advocates in Regina.

NDP reiterates adding 400 workers to Sask. seniors' care homes

By Sarah Mills March 22, 2016 - 1:55pm Updated: March 22, 2016 - 2:00pm

The NDP is reiterating its promise to put 400 more front line staff in seniors' care homes.

The $20 million annual cost will come from what the NDP calls "cutting Sask...

Sask. medical community tackles refugee health care challenges

By Lasia Kretzel March 13, 2016 - 9:48am Updated: March 13, 2016 - 9:48am

As hundreds of refugees settle into their new Saskatoon homes every year, local health care providers have gathered to learn how to make sure each new resident gets proper...