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Government Announces Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC)

Today, October 7th, 2021, the Government of Saskatchewan announced the creation of a Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) led by the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) to centralize and lead the emergency management response to COVID-19. The stated intent of the PEOC is to better support a coordinated response to the pressures on the province’s…

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SHA Introduces Proof of Full COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Directive for Employees

On October 1, 2021, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced that as of October 1, 2021, a Proof of Full COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Directive is in effect for all SHA employees. View the SHA Full…

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Saskatchewan’s physicians and nurses join to demand  increased health measures to combat the pandemic

Saskatchewan’s physicians and nurses join to demand increased health measures to combat the pandemic

The Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) and the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) are demanding stronger action by the provincial government to blunt the fourth wave of the pandemic. As record-high COVID-19 case numbers exhaust health-care workers and strain hospital capacity to the limits, the SMA and SUN are imploring the government to enact the following three measures: A…

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OH&S Hotline for Healthcare Workers Reinstated

OH&S Hotline for Healthcare Workers Reinstated

The Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Health Care Worker (HCW) Hotline (1-833-233-4403) has been reinstated and will start receiving calls as of Wednesday, Sept. 29. Calls to the hotline will be answered Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:30 hours. For questions that do not require a same-day answer, staff and physicians can email the OHS HCW Hotline email address at…

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SUN, registered nurses appalled by reprehensible protests outside of hospitals

SUN, registered nurses appalled by reprehensible protests outside of hospitals

The protests outside of hospitals happening across Canada, and today in Saskatchewan, are reprehensible acts of callous disregard and lack of respect for patients and families who are literally at their most vulnerable and seeking medical care. Furthermore, these protests are a damaging blow to the morale of exhausted health care providers. SUN is in no way associated with the group organizing…

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