Patient Status Update: James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon Mass Casualty Incident
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) confirms it has admitted 17 individuals presenting with injuries related to Sunday’s events to hospitals within the province.
As of 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, there are 10 patients who remain in-hospital. Three patients are in critical condition, seven are in stable condition and, since Sunday, seven individuals have been discharged. Please note that SHA numbers may differ slightly from other agencies as we only track and report on admissions to hospitals.
For security and privacy reasons, the SHA will not be disclosing the hospitals where these patients are receiving care. The SHA will continue to provide a daily update and will not be responding to media or public requests for patient information outside of this.
Along with continuing to provide medical care required for those affected, the SHA is working on deployment of mental health resources to families, communities, physicians and staff impacted.
Those in the northeast in the area most affected by this tragedy can call the supports listed below to access mental health supports that may be able to assist them through this challenging situation.
Mental Health Supports are available in the North East from the SHA by calling the intake line at:
- Prince Albert and Area Mental Health and Addictions Centralized Intake
- NE – South (Melfort- Nipawin- Rosthern - Tisdale and Area)
Mental Health and Addictions Centralized Intake
1- 833- 274- 4060
- North East Crisis Line (Melfort) 24 hrs
The SHA is also actively reaching out to Prince Albert Grand Council, James Smith Cree Nation, and other community partners in the area to offer support.
We want to thank our frontline operational and clinical leaders, emergency and first responders, RCMP, police, and all others who continue to mobilize and respond to this very difficult situation.