The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is working to ensure long-term care services continue to be available in the community of Grenfell, and to replace long-term care services provided at Regina Pioneer Village.
The SHA issued three separate Request for Proposals (RFP) today. The first RFP seeks to identify potential partnership options to replace long-term care services in Grenfell. The second RFP focuses on replacing services in Regina Pioneer Village, including regular long-term care and specialized programs.
The third RFP addresses current long-term care needs in Regina more immediately. This RFP seeks an innovative approach to provide community based long-term care services in Regina for up to 100 general long-term care beds. This interim approach will help to address needs due to reduced capacity at Regina Pioneer Village for the next two-to-three years.
The RFP process will help the SHA to identify a go-forward plan in mid-2019. Long-term care services will continue to be publicly funded. All options for replacing the services at Regina Pioneer Village and Grenfell Pioneer Home will be considered. This could include traditional government owned and operated facilities, an affiliate arrangement like many already present in the current long-term care system, or third party provider partnerships, which also exist in the current system.
“This process will help us to address the need for greater flexibility in supporting both general and specialized long term care service needs, within a continuum of care services,” said Sharon Garratt, Vice President of Integrated Urban Health and Chief Nursing Officer.