Transforming Health Care
As a consolidated provincial health organization, we have been given the unique opportunity to co-design a health care system with you, the patients, residents, clients, families, physicians, Indigenous partners and health providers of Saskatchewan. By breaking down geographic boundaries and service silos, we intend to reduce duplication, enhance the patient experience across our continuum of care and ultimately, have a better, safer and more coordinated approach to health care.
Maintaining local connections is a priority for the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and I recognize how important it is for an organization to have strong relationships with the communities it serves. To help us achieve this, management and support services will continue to be located across the province to support the delivery of high quality and consistent frontline health care services for Saskatchewan people, wherever you live.
Transitioning all 12 health regions into one organization formally began on December 4, 2017, but full transformation will take time. Day one of operations is truly day one, and is just the beginning. That includes the full organizational structure of the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and how local administration will be structured and how it will function.
As we embark on this journey, please continue to engage with your current local health system contacts and representatives. It is important for you to know there are no changes to health care programs, services, facilities or phone numbers.
The work to unify the health system under a single organization and coordinate system-wide transformation to improve patient care will be a multi-year journey in collaboration with patients, health care providers and partners like you across the health system.
I appreciate your continued advocacy to achieve healthy outcomes for residents in your community, and am committed to ensuring you remain informed as the Saskatchewan Health Authority evolves.
Scott LivingstoneCEO Saskatchewan Health Authority