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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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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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Saskatchewan Issues Order Reinstating Previous LOU

At 1650 on Monday, September 13, 2021, the Ministry of Health issued a news release announcing a new Provincial Emergency Order had been issued. Through a Minister's Order under The Emergency Planning Act, the Government of Saskatchewan is re-enacting the Letter of Understanding that had been in effect until August 8,…

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Responding to the Government of Saskatchewan RE: Labour Mobility

SUN maintains its position that the collective bargaining agreement contains ample provisions to provide needed flexibility of staffing, provided the provisions are applied in connection with a service slowdown. SUN is scheduled to discuss managing human health resource demands and the SHA's plans for service slowdown and has been in frequent…

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UPDATE: Health System Resources - COVID-19

On September 2, 2021, SUN held Member Information Sessions regarding the Health Human Resource Challenges and COVID-19.  The recent upward trend in positive COVID-19 cases has created significant challenges for SUN members given the unprecedented demands on the healthcare system on top of the effects of all that has occurred over the past 17…

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