e-link - January 12, 2017

e-link - January 12, 2017

e-link is an online, weekly newsletter for Regina and area employees, physicians and volunteers of the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

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Quality and Safety news:

Two bacteria walk into a bar: An antimicrobial blitz

Two bacteria walk into a bar and the bartender says “We don’t serve bacteria here. You’ll have to get out.” The bacteria say “But we work here – we’re staph!”

Keith talks transformational change and what it means for the region

The Minister of Health recently announced the results of the province‐wide consultation that took place around health care transformation.

In memory of Forrest Holmes: A message from his family

Our family would like you to know of our experience with the Golden Prairie Seniors Home in Indian Head. Read more.

Perinatal loss program guiding families through grief

The perinatal loss program at the Regina General Hospital’s Labour and Birth Unit was established in 1983. It came about as result of staff initiative, recognizing the need for extra care and compassion when a family experiences the loss of a baby.

Access/Patient Flow news:

More beds for one Regina hospital

A new medicine unit at the Pasqua Hospital opened this week, one of many initiatives recently implemented to address the region’s emergency department waits and to prepare for the busiest time of the year – the winter surge.

Other news:

Attend the public Board meeting

Please be advised the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region's Board of Directors will be hosting a public Board meeting on Wednesday, January 18 at 7:00 pm. It will be held in the Auditorium at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend.