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Pasqua Hospital ER double its capacity with sheets providing privacy, nurses union says

Pasqua Hospital ER double its capacity with sheets providing privacy, nurses union says

The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses is concerned about patient safety in the Regina Pasqua Hospital's emergency department. "We know that in an area designed to have 32 patients, they have 60. We are at a huge overcapacity issue," said SUN President Tracy Zambory. Zambory said the problem — while bad on Monday — is not brand new and has been happening for some time.…

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Battlefords health care workers say region needs detox centre

Battlefords health care workers say region needs detox centre

Advocates say the lack of addictions treatment options in the Battlefords area is causing people seeking treatment to fall through the cracks, increasing the burden on local governments. Malcolm McNeil, a peer mentor and advisor who helps direct harm reduction initiatives in North Battleford, says he’s heard of people travelling as far as Edmonton to get a spot in a detoxification centre.…

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Information Mailout

Information Mailout

Inside: Local Treasurers' 2020 Workshops View mailout

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Safe space: Della Magnusson provides compassionate care

Safe space: Della Magnusson provides compassionate care

Della Magnusson doesn’t have to look far for a reminder of why the work she does matters. Hundreds of smiling faces wallpaper her office at the Westside Community Clinic — mothers, babies and growing families she’s supported over her years as a nurse practitioner in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods. Magnusson does all of the prenatal and women’s health care at the…

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How North Battleford is changing harm reduction in Saskatchewan

How North Battleford is changing harm reduction in Saskatchewan

NORTH BATTLEFORD — From a distance, it looks like a normal vending machine. However, its metal rings hold needles, alcohol swabs, pipes for smoking crack or methamphetamine — everything “except for chocolate bars,” jokes peer mentor and adviser Malcolm McNeil. The harm reduction supplies are offered here for free outside the Indian and Métis Friendship Centre in…

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