e-link - March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017

e-link is an online, weekly newsletter for Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region employees, physicians and volunteers.

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You can make their special day more special

On April 1 Regina EMS recognizes its 30th year as a public-owned ambulance service and we sincerely hope you will join us in the celebration. We want everyone involved with Regina EMS’s past and present to come together and be a part of something very special.

Quality and Safety news:

Patients wait half as long for emergency surgeries

Regina General Hospital and Pasqua Hospital emergency pre-operative patients now spend less time waiting in hospital for surgery and know well in advance when their procedures will occur as a result of recent improvements.

Supervisors have more time with staff and patients

Supervisors in environmental services (EVS) have more than doubled the amount of time they spend on the unit with staff and patients thanks to a recent improvement exercise.

Transformation Talk:

How mental health services will be addressed

This week, I wanted to address a question that we received on how mental health services might be addressed in a new provincial health authority.