to the inability to maintain constant 24-hour on-call coverage by
physicians in some areas of the Heartland Health Region, there may be
service disruptions in various communities over the next several months.
The region continues to work with the local physician recruitment
committees and the Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan (PRAS)
to fill the vacant positions currently in our region. If a client
happens to present at an emergency department that is currently having a
service disruption, they will be assessed by a Registered Nurse (RN)
and triaged according to their needs. The triaging RN also has the
phone support of an on-call physician at a neighbouring site should they
require direction from a physician. An on-call physician at an
alternate site is always available by phone during local service
disruptions. After assessment the client may be directed to another
facility for physician assessment and support.
Some important things to remember when visiting your local Health Centre:
We thank you for your assistance and cooperation during this time.
Service Disruptions – as at Oct 2, 2018