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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

9-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.

Board Approves RQHR Strategic and Budget Plans

20-Jul-2016:   ​The Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority has approved the RQRH's Strategic Plan and the 2016-17 operating and capital budgets.

Take-Home Naloxone Kits Available in Regina

29-Jun-2016:  Take-Home Naloxone kits will become available in Regina through the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s Harm Reduction Methadone Program beginning on July 4, 2016.

Patients, Staff and Physicians See Benefits of RQHR’s Accountable Care Pilot Project

12-May-2016:  An innovative, first-in-Canada pilot project that enables and delivers more accountable hospital care is earning positive patient, staff and physician reviews at Pasqua Hospital’s Unit 4A.

New Dementia Assessment Unit Providing Specialized Care

15-Apr-2016:  The Southern Saskatchewan Dementia Assessment Unit - the first of its kind in Saskatchewan - is scheduled to receive clients beginning Monday, April 18, 2016.

New “Smart” IV pumps will improve patient safety across the province

25-Feb-2016:  Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region pilot kicks off the provincial initiative

Temporary Water Shut Off at Pasqua Hospital

19-Feb-2016:  Patients and staff at Pasqua Hospital will experience water disruptions over the weekend while planned maintenance is undertaken to the water lines in the building.

RQHR Confirms its Radiologist Numbers Remain Strong

09-Feb-2016:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (“RQHR") today confirmed a full complement of in-hospital radiologists at its facilities.

Announcement: New Year’s Baby

01-Jan-2016:  Baby Cudia arrived at 12:15AM

Radiologists Remain RQHR’s Key Partners in Providing Quality Medical Imaging Services

30-Nov-2015:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (“RQHR”) today reiterated its commitment to continuing its long-standing partnership with its radiologists in providing quality, accessible medical imaging services to patients in the Region and across southern Saskatchewan.

RQHR and RPS Launch Police and Crisis Team Partnership

05-Nov-2015:  A new joint initiative between the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) and Regina Police Service (RPS), officially launched today, will mean better, more immediate access to appropriate care and resources for Regina residents experiencing a mental health crisis.

Influenza Immunization Clinics Kick Off

19-Oct-2015:  Andrew Greene and Joy Sluser kick off the annual influenza immunization campaign in Regina today, as clinics open across the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) to protect people against influenza.