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Media Backgrounder - Regina Pioneer Village

17-May-2018:  Media Backgrounder - Regina Pioneer Village

Temporary Water Shutoff at Pasqua Hospital

19-Jan-2018:  Patients, visitors and staff at Regina’s Pasqua Hospital will experience a water disruption Saturday night and Sunday morning due to planned improvements and maintenance to the water and sewer lines.

Improved Patient Services On The Way With New Regina And Saskatoon Community Laboratory Contract

14-Dec-2017:  Patients in Regina and Saskatoon will have access to enhanced laboratory services beginning April 1.

Co-Ordinated Team Approach Catches On in Saskatchewan Hospitals

12-Dec-2017:  More Accountable Care Units are Serving Patients in Regina and Saskatoon

Saskatchewan Health Authority board holds first meeting

4-Dec-2017:  The 10 member Saskatchewan Health Authority board of directors is holding their first meeting today.

Legislation Proclaimed To Launch Saskatchewan Health Authority

04-Dec-2017:  Today, the Saskatchewan Health Authority officially launched, with the proclamation of The Provincial Health Authority Act.

Animal Bite Investigations Trending to Exceed 700 in 2017

28-Sep-2017:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) investigated 675 potential rabies exposures in 2016 with 66% (or 455) of those being dog bites. Last year 55 people received the rabies vaccine post exposure, 10 of which were due to dog bite exposures. Dog bites accounted for 76% of all the reported animal bites in children aged 12 and under, however the chance of contracting rabies is very low.

RQHR Strengthens Financial Controls Following Investigation Into Potential Contractor Billing Irregularities

26-Jul-2017:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) is strengthening its internal financial controls as well as procurement practices and procedures following an investigation into contractor billing irregularities.

PACT is the Real Deal

28-Jun-2017:  The success of the Regina Police and Crisis Team (PACT) in its first year of operation has resulted in more funding for increased services beginning in September 2017.

RQHR Forms New Partnership to Enable More Seniors to Enter Assisted Living

07-Jun-2017:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) has entered into a partnership with Eden Care Communities and Mutchmor Lodge to improve access to assisted living facilities and enable clients to live more independent lives.

Regina’s College of Medicine Campus to Grow

07-Jun-2017:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority (RQRHA) and the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine have committed to a formal 10-year agreement to work together to further develop the University’s College of Medicine Regina campus, to support access and quality of care in the southern region of the province.

Board Approves RQHR 2017-18 Strategic Plan

29-Mar-2017:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority (Board) has approved the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s (RQHR’s) Strategic Plan, endorsed its 2017-18 Business Plan and approved its operating budget in principle. Together, these plans position the region’s work to support a successful transition to the new Provincial Health Authority.

New ER Wait Times Funding Will Expand Accountable Care Teams

28-Mar-2017:   Health Minister Jim Reiter announced today that a portion of new funding to improve emergency department wait times will be used to expand the innovative Accountable Care model of inpatient care. A new investment of $12 million to improve emergency department wait times was announced in last week’s budget.

Some Surgeries and Procedures at Pasqua Hospital Can Proceed on Wednesday

10-Jan-2017:  Surgery and procedure scheduling is in the process of returning to normal following a ventilation equipment failure Monday that resulted in the postponement of all surgeries and some procedures at Pasqua Hospital on Tuesday.

Surgeries and Some Procedures Postponed at Pasqua Hospital Tuesday

09-Jan-2017:  Dozens of Pasqua Hospital surgeries and procedures are being postponed or moved to the Regina General Hospital Tuesday in order to ensure safe and sterile patient care following a localized ventilation system failure Monday afternoon.

Regina Hospitals Enter Busiest Time of the New Year

09-Jan-2017:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s two tertiary hospitals are prepared for their busiest time of the year to begin this month.

New Year's Baby 2017

01-Jan-2017:  Baby Jaxtyn Carter Kinvig arrived at 2:21 AM

Making the Flu Shot Fashionable: Influenza Immunization Clinics Open Today

31-Oct-2016:  Influenza immunization clinics begin October 31 at various locations and times throughout the region.

Better care for men diagnosed with prostate cancer

28-Sep-2016:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) and the Ministry of Health have made enhancements to the Prostate Patient Care Pathway that will have positive impact on men being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Safe, High Quality Patient Care Key Focus as RQHR Moves Forward with Initiatives to Better Align Staff Resources

16-Sep-2016:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) will continue its key focus on safe, high quality patient care as it moves forward with initiatives to support better alignment of staff resources with patient care demand.