With the ongoing escalation of COVID-19 activities, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, Laboratory Medicine Provincial Program is closing in-hospital lab collection sites to ensure that staff and resources are being prioritized effectively.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority will close the following in-hospital collection sites effective Monday March 23, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.:
Patients can access a community collection site as identified below:
All other SHA Laboratory locations for phlebotomy collection access will remain open, unless otherwise communicated; all site service disruptions are updated for patients viewing daily on the Service Alerts page of the SHA website.
Please note that at this time, the visitor restriction for all SHA facilities does NOT apply to patients picking up their blood products for home therapy.
However, we are recommending that orders be placed and picked up when patients have 4 weeks of inventory on hand. This may increase what patients have at home, but may help ease their minds that they have it available in the event that things change. If patients are feeling unwell, they must send a designate to pick up their blood products for them. Any designate must be prepared to provide the patient’s Saskatchewan health care number.