Healthcare News

Regina-Lewvan MP Erin Weir (right) wants to see a fair share of transit funding, higher federal health transfers and extended employment insurance in Regina in the federal budget released on March 22, 2017.

With federal budget looming, Regina MP seeks measures for Saskatchewan

By 980 CJME March 21, 2017 - 10:54pm Updated: March 21, 2017 - 11:09pm

With Ottawa set to deliver their budget Wednesday, a Regina MP is making it known what he would like to see for Saskatchewan.

The NDP's Erin Weir, the Regina-Lewvan MP,...

The hospital in Redvers, Sask., was closed just three years ago due to not having any permanent physicians.

Sask. community turns around health care, re-opens hospital

By Britton Gray March 2, 2017 - 12:08pm Updated: March 3, 2017 - 11:40am

Three years after re-opening its hospital, a Saskatchewan community is celebrating the start of a third doctor later this year.

A new permanent physician is starting in...

20 people to be laid off from mental health unit in Regina

By Lisa Schick September 28, 2016 - 2:46pm Updated: September 29, 2016 - 6:54am

Saskatchewan's nurses' union is concerned as 20 people are being laid off from the mental health unit at Regina's General Hospital.

According to the Saskatchewan Union...

The Grenfell & District Pioneer Home. Oct 2014

8 people to be moved from Grenfell care home after deterioration found

By Lisa Schick August 21, 2016 - 6:06pm Updated: August 23, 2016 - 6:17am

Every evening Marilyn Parsons leaves her home and walks half a block to see her husband, Doug, at The Grenfell & District Pioneer Home - but that daily tradition could be...

Heart and Stroke Foundation volunteer ambassador Kevin Vinding at a press conference announcing the Hockey Heroes fundraising tournament in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon Heart and Stroke Foundation fundraiser to feature NHL greats

By Bryn Levy January 13, 2016 - 1:25pm Updated: January 14, 2016 - 9:00am

Growing up, some of us imagined flying down the ice with the likes of Wendel Clark and Paul Coffey.

With an event coming up, the Heart and Stroke foundation is giving...

St. Joseph's Health Facility in Macklin.

P.A. nurse in trouble over Facebook comments

By Lasia Kretzel January 12, 2016 - 12:49pm Updated: January 12, 2016 - 1:28pm

A Prince Albert nurse could lose her job for comments she made on Facebook about her grandfather's care.   The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA) accuse Carolyn...

Sask. doctors prepare for arrival of Syrian refugees

By 650 CKOM December 18, 2015 - 1:24pm Updated: December 18, 2015 - 1:45pm

Saskatchewan physicians are preparing for the arrival of Syrian refugees.   A letter from the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons...

Saskatoon Health Region CEO Dan Florizone.

Saskatoon Health Region CEO taking medical leave

By 650 CKOM November 30, 2015 - 12:20pm Updated: November 30, 2015 - 12:45pm

Health region CEO Dan Florizone is taking the next few months off to address personal medical issues.   On Monday the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority Chair Mike Stensrud...

Saskatoon Health Region CEO Dan Florizone on Nov. 26, 2015.

Saskatoon health region cutting jobs to deal with projected budget shortfall

By Bre McAdam November 26, 2015 - 1:14pm Updated: November 26, 2015 - 1:15pm

Some Saskatoon Health Region employees will lose their jobs this holiday season, but the number of cuts is still up in the air.

The health region is projecting its...

Saskatoon City Hospital.

Whooping cough outbreak in Saskatoon Health Region

By 650 CKOM November 26, 2015 - 11:02am Updated: November 26, 2015 - 1:35pm

The Saskatoon Health Region is urging parents to vaccinate their children after an outbreak of whooping cough in the region this year.   The disease, known as Pertussis, is a...

One of the MRI units in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan.

Private MRI law passed in Saskatchewan

By 650 CKOM November 5, 2015 - 8:20am Updated: November 5, 2015 - 8:56am

More private MRI scans are coming to Saskatchewan.   On Wednesday the provincial government passed legislation that will allow people to pay privately for the scans. Under the...

Dr. David Mulder.

Sask.-born surgeon honoured by Montreal medical community

By Brent Bosker October 26, 2015 - 1:25pm Updated: October 26, 2015 - 4:14pm

A Saskatchewan-born surgeon who came from humble beginnings growing up on a farm in Eston is reflecting on a medical career in Montreal that has brought him a lot of personal...