The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has temporarily relocated 25 long-term care residents from Regency Manor in Central Butte to alternate locations due to basement flooding that damaged the building’s electrical and mechanical systems.
Flooding that occurred in the basement of the long-term care facility on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, left the building without power, backup power, lights, heat or water. As a result, Regency Manor staff followed Code Green procedures to complete the safe and timely evacuation and transfer of all residents from the facility.
Resident transfers were accommodated through temporary relocation to long term care facilities in Moose Jaw and Herbert or relocation locally with family. All resident charts, medications, wheelchairs and other items necessary for continuity of care have been secured and transferred with the residents. Regency Manor staff accompanied the residents to receiving facilities to provide support and help them settle into their new surroundings.
At this time, the duration of the temporary closure of Regency Manor has not been determined. An assessment of the damage to the mechanical and electrical systems is currently underway. Further details will be released as they are available.
The operation of New Horizons Medical Clinic has also temporarily been suspended. Alternate arrangements for the relocation of the primary health care clinic in Central Butte are currently underway. Telephone access to the clinic is expected to be available beginning at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 8. Patients may contact the clinic at 306-796-2180. In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1 or visit the emergency department in Moose Jaw, Davidson or Swift Current. Non-urgent health related questions can be directed to the provincial HealthLine by calling 8-1-1.