Phased service resumption for Wolseley update
In January, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced a phased service resumption plan aimed at fully restoring acute and emergency services in Wolseley.
Work on the resumption of Wolseley’s acute services is progressing. A vacant long-term care wing of the hospital is being prepared to be utilized as a temporary Acute and Emergency room space. This will allow the acute and long-term care teams to work together to most efficiently provide services. This work is on target to be completed by the end of February.
The target date for a full resumption of emergency and acute care services at Wolseley will depend on the successful recruitment of appropriate staffing. Currently, there are two Combined Lab and X-Ray Technologist (CLXT) vacancies which will impact our ability to provide services to the community as well as re-opening of emergency room services.
Recruitment efforts underway as part of the Health Human Resource (HHR) action plan have included new incentives for nine hard-to-recruit classifications that are most closely connected to service stability in rural and remote communities, including CLXTs. Specifically, the Saskatchewan Rural and Remote Incentive includes a one-time incentive of up to $50,000 for individuals hired into high-priority classifications in rural and remote locations such as Wolseley.
All available positions are posted and recruitment is ongoing. Visit healthcareersinsask.ca to view opportunities and apply.
The SHA remains committed to fully restoring emergency and acute care services in Wolseley and will continue to engage with community leaders going forward.
In the event of an emergency, please call 911. Residents with questions regarding their health or mental health may call HealthLine 811 for professional advice, which is available 24 hours/a day.