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Doctor, nurse groups say province should prioritize health-care workers for vaccines

Doctor, nurse groups say province should prioritize health-care workers for vaccines

The union for Saskatchewan's 10,000 registered nurses has joined the province's 2,600 doctors telling the government to rethink its vaccination plan. "We're the ones that touch the patients the most. We're the ones that see the patients first. And we're in every health care unit, facility and agency across this province," Saskatchewan Union of Nurses President Tracy…

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Moe says some lockdown boosters have remote-work privilege

Moe says some lockdown boosters have remote-work privilege

Premier Scott Moe suggested that some advocates of COVID-19 lockdowns speak from a place of privilege, as they make use of work-from-home options that aren’t available to everyone. Moe used a virtual speech at the 2021 Municipalities of Saskatchewan convention Monday to defend his government’s record on fighting the pandemic and paint a rosy picture of the future. He promised to…

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Record high hospitalizations, COVID-19 variant causing concern for Sask. nurses’ union

Record high hospitalizations, COVID-19 variant causing concern for Sask. nurses’ union

REGINA -- The arrival of the COVID-19 variant in Saskatchewan paired with record high hospitalization numbers is causing concern for the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN). "It’s extremely important that we’re able to track to understand where the variant is and the potential for community spread," SUN President Tracy Zambory said. There are more COVID-19 patients in…

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Member Alert - Crocus Plains Villa Outbreak: Potential Call for Volunteers

Member Alert - Crocus Plains Villa Outbreak: Potential Call for Volunteers

Long-term care facilities across the province continue to see significant outbreaks of COVID-19 among their staff and residents. The latest outbreak was declared on January 25, 2021, at Crocus Plains Villa, a personal care home in…

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Sask. nurse facing new mental health challenges, stresses due to pandemic

Sask. nurse facing new mental health challenges, stresses due to pandemic

REGINA -- Saskatchewan nurses have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic for more than 10 months and new stresses brought on by the virus have taken a physical and mental toll on both them and their families. Aubrey Tollefson has been a nurse for almost six years in Assiniboia. She said doesn’t think anyone was prepared for what the pandemic caused, and how quickly and often…

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