e-link - November 24, 2016

November 24, 2016

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

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In this edition:

Introducing the region's new and improved e-link. Read more in this issue on the change and take a look at some of the other great stories and important region news you can use!

Quality and Safety news:

Quality and Safety is everyone's responsibility. Our goal is to ensure the safety of all those who use our services and who provide care within it.

Why is e-link different?

After 16 years, the region’s weekly e-link newsletter has officially gone digital, though printed copies will still be accessible. Read more on why the change occurred.

Never too young to be an antimicrobial steward

Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program team was at the Canadian Western Agribition this week.

Access/Patient Flow news:

Enabling the patient to access the right care, in the right place, at the right time, by the right provider is a cornerstone of high quality care.

Psychiatry restructuring, improving mental illness and addictions care

A responsive system that treats patients in a streamlined fashion is the goal of the region’s Balanced Care Model for mental health and addictions services. Read about each of its four elements.

System Sustainability news:

We will achieve sustainability through accountability, stewardship and commitment, and by ensuring that key foundational structures are in place to support the people we serve.

The province's mid-year financial update and you: A message from our CEO

This week, we received information that provides a clearer picture of the financial situation of the province and the health system overall. Read more on how it will affect you.

In other news:

Look here for events, award winners, team highlights and more.

Upcoming events

A book sale, the Prairie Artists Guild show and sale, research policies overview and World Aids Day.

Stay tuned for next week's edition:

We'll have a nice story from a family whose experience in a rural facility helped them cope in a time of need. Plus, what happened at a recent career day, and more.