The new Market Mall Community Health Centre is located in the Nutana Suburban Centre in Saskatoon, which has the largest senior population (65+) of any neighborhood in Saskatoon and a high concentration of older adults (50+). Its specialized care services focus on patients with multiple chronic conditions, mental health issues, medication-related problems, and other complex care needs. Emergency department visits are avoided by providing a continuum of care between physicians’ offices and the hospital, with a seamless care experience for patients who are best served in a community setting.
“Our physicians and staff are excited to assist older adults with the support they need to avoid going to hospital unless needed, to remain at home when things become more difficult and to return home after a hospital stay, while also supporting their recovery after a fall, an acute illness or an operation,” Saskatchewan Health Authority Chief Operating Officer Suann Laurent said. The multi-disciplinary team of more than 80 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff includes continuing care aides, physicians, nurses, Nurse Practitioners, paramedics, pharmacists, mental health nurses, recreational, occupational, and physical therapists as well as other health care professionals.
Minister Reiter and members of the Saskatchewan Health Authority cut the ribbon at the Community Health Centre Grand Opening.
The Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Health, addresses the crowd.
Patient and Family Advisor Linda Olbort shares her health care experiences and how she became involved in the development of the Community Health Centre.