SHA mourns the loss of Yorkton physician
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is mourning the loss of Dr. Peter Groenewald, a family physician from Yorkton who unexpectedly passed away during the evening on Monday, March 20.
The SHA would like to express sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Groenewald as well as his physician colleagues and friends, all of the staff members he has worked with in Yorkton and Lestock over the years, and all of his patients.
“On behalf of the SHA, I would like to express our sorrow at the passing of our long-time friend and colleague,” stated Dr. Johann Roodt, Physician Executive, Integrated Rural Health. “Dr. Groenewald was a highly valued and well-respected member of the Yorkton health-care team and a beloved family physician to patients in Yorkton and Lestock. He was an incredibly intelligent and hard-working family physician who dedicated his life to serving the health and well-being of the patients, residents, and families of Yorkton, Lestock, and area. His sudden passing leaves a significant void in the hearts of his colleagues and the communities he served. We extend our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to his family and everyone who was fortunate to know him.”
Dr. Groenewald practiced as a family physician in Lestock since 1997, in Yorkton at the Broadway Medical Clinic and Yorkton Regional Health Centre since 2007, and most recently, at the Alliance Health Clinic in Yorkton.
Dr. Groenewald’s physician colleagues and the SHA will work together to meet the needs of the patients and families he served. The patience and understanding of Dr. Groenewald’s patients as well as the residents of Yorkton and area is sincerely appreciated as his colleagues, clinic, and fellow staff members work through this difficult time.
Patients of Dr. Groenewald’s who need to see a physician are encouraged to contact the Alliance Health Walk-in and Family Medicine Clinic at 639-884-1601 or the Living Spring Medical Centre and Walk-In Clinic in Yorkton at 306-890-0405.