Funding for six additional inpatient beds for Calder Centre, a provincial addictions treatment facility in Saskatoon, was announced by the Government of Saskatchewan last year. As a result, 65 additional people can be accommodated to participate in programming at Calder every year.
“We now have 38 permanent adult treatment spaces and we are serving more people,” said Nicole Schumacher, Adult Program Manager at Calder Centre. “Additionally, the new beds were one element of a multi-faceted plan that helped reduce wait times from 10 weeks in May to the current two weeks or less.”
“It’s important to note that once someone has been referred to Calder, they immediately have a continuum of supports they can access,” added Tracy Muggli, Director of Mental Health and Addictions Community Services. “These community supports are equally important before and after clients arrive at Calder Centre.”
Calder Centre provides individualized programming for substance use disorders. A treatment stay is typically four weeks for adults although some clients may choose to transfer from the program earlier or extend their stay depending on their needs and goals.
Six additional treatment beds were added to Calder Centre in May 2019.