Protecting the health and safety of healthcare workers, patients, clients, and residents remains a top priority for all involved in the Saskatchewan health care system.
On May 20, 2020, the Ministry of Health, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, SEIU-West, SGEU, HSAS, SUN, and CUPE signed a joint statement of principles recognizing the principles for protecting the health and safety of health care workers, patients, clients and residents.
“I’d like to thank everyone involved in this important collaboration, and the work moving forward to reach our collective goal of ensuring all health care workers have the right to clinically assess risk prior to every patient interaction and have access to the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE),” said SHA CEO Scott Livingstone. “This statement includes the important focus of conservation and stewardship of PPE and the continued assessment of supply, as well as the development of contingency plans in consultation with the union partners.”
The agreement is a significant step forward and builds on weekly meetings since early April where union partners, government and the SHA worked together to shape our shared principles, discuss current status of PPE, Supply Chain processes and keeping health care workers, patients, residents and clients safe. The weekly meetings provide an avenue for open communication ensuring that members’ rights are protected and concerns are heard. This dialogue has helped shape the development of the weekly PPE bulletin issued by the SHA for sharing across health care teams and the public. The latest PPE bulletin can be found at
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