July 28 was World Hepatitis C Day. A day designed to draw attention to this infectious virus that affects so many people around the globe. It was also the day Saskatoon Health Region released the latest rates of bloodborne (HIV and hepatitis C) and sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis) in our Region. Read the rest of this entry »

2013-2014 Annual Report

2013-2014 Annual Report

Saskatoon Health Region’s 2013-2014 annual report highlights some of the Region’s key accomplishments last year. Read the rest of this entry »

RUH Parkade - July 23, 2014

Crews have completed 78% of the demolition of this portion of the RUH parkade.

Site preparation at Royal University Hospital for the new maternal and children’s hospital continues. Crews are now 78% complete demolition activities. Over the next few weeks, crews will focus on removing the portion of the parkade that is directly joined to the hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

The following column is a new monthly column appearing in Valley News in Rosthern. The hope is that it will address some of the everyday stressors that most people face at some point in life as well as provide information on a variety of mental health concerns. Thank-you to our rural  Mental Health & Addiction Services staff for allowing us to share this with our Region Reporter readers. This month’s topic is on coping. Read the rest of this entry »

Shift work can have its challenges. Between family and life commitments and fluctuating work schedules, finding an even work life balance can sometimes be tricky. Saskatoon Health Region is hoping to alleviate some of that pressure with the new Smart Call Shift notification system. Read the rest of this entry »

Alyssa Macleod, Miss Canada International 2014, visited many children in the pediatric unit at Royal University Hospital (RUH) on July 14. Read the rest of this entry »

Saskatoon Health Region has been receiving lots of media attention about several important matters. I would like to share some comments on these issues. Read the rest of this entry »

The first time she called the safety alert system at St. Paul’s Hospital, Deb Berscheid was a little apprehensive. “I didn’t really know what to expect, although after using the AEMS system I had a good idea what information they would need,” she says. Read the rest of this entry »

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