The following provincial news release was issued by the Ministry of Health on October 26.
Rural and Remote Health Minister Greg Ottenbreit and Cypress Hills MLA Doug Steele joined community members, staff and clients today to celebrate the opening of the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility. The event also marked renovations for the Western Senior Citizens Home.
“The completion of this project shows our government’s commitment to improving the quality of health care services for the residents of rural Saskatchewan, including those of Leader and surrounding communities,” Ottenbreit said. “I thank the Saskatchewan Health Authority, our municipal partners, those that worked on the facility, and the people of Leader and surrounding communities for making this vision a reality.”
“This newly completed integrated health care facility, along with the renovations to the Western Senior Citizens Home, show that our government remains committed to the residents of southwest Saskatchewan,” Steele said. “Thank you to the local community and everyone who had a hand in helping complete this project.”
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The ribbon is cut on the new Leader and District Integrated Health Care Facility. Back row (from left): Edna Dieterle, resident; Brenda Schwan, Executive Director of Continuing Care, Integrated Rural Health; Ken Rudd, Director of Capital Projects and Facilities; Bryce Martin, Executive Director of Primary Health Care, Integrated Rural Health. Front row: Lynn Resch, Patient Advisor; Judy Yanko, resident; Greg Ottenbreit, Minister of Rural and Remote Health; Douglas Steele, MLA; Tim Geiger, Chairperson of the Leader and District Trust Advisory Committee.
Rural and Remote Health Minister Greg Ottenbreit brings greetings during the grand opening ceremonies.
Facility Manager, Beverly Thompson cuts the cake with resident Sasa Kiltau
Resident Judy Yanko thanks everyone for coming.
Bryce Martin, Executive Director of Primary Health Care, Integrated Rural Health, brings greetings on behalf of the Saskatchewan Health Authority at the opening ceremonies.
Tim Geiger, Chairperson for the Leader and District Advisory Committee