Saskatchewan Health Authority is pleased to announce that the Leader and District Healthcare facility will reopen to services as of Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10 a.m. This follows several weeks of the facility’s closure due to a water line break that resulted in the temporary relocation of 25 long-term care residents.
Since the incident on February 7, numerous repairs to the building have taken place, including adding additional insulation to the affected area, water line repair and testing, removal and replacement of damaged drywall, electrical panels have been replaced and the area has been thoroughly cleaned. Air quality tests were also conducted in order to confirm that it is safe to reoccupy the building.
“A water line break on one of the coldest nights of the year is certainly adding insult to injury,” Executive Director of Primary Health Care Southwest Bryce Martin said. “The residents impacted, their families and the community of Leader and surrounding area were very accommodating given the circumstances and we’re grateful for their patience while repairs were underway.”
Long-term care residents are being moved back to the facility on Monday morning. The hospital, emergency care services and primary health care clinic services, including physician, nurse practitioner, lab and x-ray will resume at 10 a.m. To book an appointment at the primary health care clinic, residents are asked to call 306-628-5510.
In the interim, ambulance services continue to be available in Leader and surrounding areas. Residents are reminded that in an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
“A special thanks to our staff and physicians for being flexible with this situation and continuing to provide high-quality care for patients in new environments,” Martin said. “We’re all very happy to have things back to normal here in the southwest.”
For a complete list of updates related to this service disruption, you can visit: https://cypresshealth.ca/disruption/leader-and-district-integrated-healthcare-facility-2/