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Visitor Restrictions at all SHA Facilities
March 25, 2020
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is asking for the public’s support and cooperation to contain the spread of the COVID-19 illness by following visiting restrictions now in place at all SHA facilities throughout Saskatchewan.
Minimizing social contacts important, says physician in isolation
March 20, 2020
Despite the hardship, a Regina physician in self-isolation due to clinical exposure is stressing the importance of social distancing to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Is it appendicitis?
March 11, 2020
Appendicitis is a type of belly pain you can’t ignore and will likely require medical intervention.
Robotic ultrasounds helping mothers in north
March 05, 2020
Ultrasounds using robotics are now available to pregnant women in three northern Saskatchewan locations.
Shingles: painful, but preventable
March 03, 2020
Shingles is a painful skin rash that usually appears in a strip or small area on one side of the face or body. It is caused by a reactivation, or awakening, of the chickenpox virus.
Canada’s Food Guide tips and resources
March 02, 2020
Canada’s Food Guide is an online resource with helpful tips, videos and recipes.
Art engaging youth about mental health
February 26, 2020
Repairing a broken plate as part of an art project is one way to create an environment where youth can feel comfortable talking about mental health and self-harm.
Yorkton family library a resource for families
February 25, 2020
A new family resource library in Yorkton is helping to answer questions for those newly diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
A Therapeutic “Purr”pose: Candy
February 24, 2020
From the time she twitches her whiskers in the morning, Candy has a job to do.
Re-creating community-based recreation therapy
February 20, 2020
Recreation therapy is an emerging healthcare profession that empowers clients to live their best life through the use of recreation and leisure.
Pet Visitation Teams showcased at Royal University Hospital
February 18, 2020
There were wagging tails and plenty of smiles all around as the Pet Visitation Teams visited Royal University Hospital recently.
Random acts of kindness have mental health benefits
February 14, 2020
Did you know that making someone’s day can also make yours? A kind gesture can have mental health benefits for both the giver and the receiver.
Olson closes in on supercentenarian status
February 13, 2020
Porcupine Plain’s Cliff Olson is just one year away from holding the somewhat rare designation of supercentenarian.
Virtual care making a difference in north
February 12, 2020
Dr. Ivar Mendez and his team are doing pioneering work using robotics to care for patients around the province.
Recreation Therapy and Mental Health services
February 11, 2020
Did you know that recreation therapy can be an important part of your mental health?
Floor hockey game new tradition for Weyburn EMS
February 05, 2020
On January 22, 2020, Weyburn EMS members Jason Roy, Jason Schmidt, Rikki Miller, Troy Miller and Daniel Kelly laced up their shoes to face off against their community’s local Special Olympics floor hockey team.
Healing children through recreation and play
February 04, 2020
Not everything patients experience at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital (JPCH) in Saskatoon is both fun and helps them heal, but recreation therapy is just that.
Two Northern Saskatchewan health facilities undertaking security upgrades
February 03, 2020
The formation of the SHA has helped improve security at two northern health care facilities.
Humboldt area steps up for mental health
January 30, 2020
The Humboldt area has helped make four of the patient rooms at the Humboldt District Hospital (HDH) safer for those experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis.
Pelvic Floor Pathway improves lives
January 29, 2020
The loss of bladder control (also known as urinary incontinence) is a common and often embarrassing problem that can affect quality of life for women of all ages.
Better Together Thursdays proclaimed in Tisdale
January 29, 2020
A Grade 12 student’s idea to make a positive difference following multiple suicides in the Battlefords in 2018 has been formally adopted in Tisdale.
Healthcare employees training close to home
January 27, 2020
A college has joined forces with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) to address shortages in certain health care professionals.
Improving population health
January 23, 2020
Did you know that population health promotion helps improve health outcomes?
Additional Calder Centre beds making difference
January 22, 2020
Six additional inpatient beds for Calder Centre, a provincial addictions treatment facility in Saskatoon, have made a difference in the number of people being served.
Resident cat “purr”fect addition to Parkland Place
January 21, 2020
Several failed attempts to redirect a stray away from Parkland Place in Melfort ended up with a rescue that saved a kitten and has liberated residents.
Navigating the potholes of aging
January 20, 2020
Navigating the potholes associated with aging can present challenges, but with the right information, the journey can be relatively smooth.
Making the time for advanced care planning
January 17, 2020
Advanced care planning eases the stress associated with dying.
Winter Blues getting you down? HealthLine 811 can help!
January 15, 2020
Winter is here, and for some, these months come hand-in-hand with the winter blues, but help is available by calling HealthLine 811.
New iron treatment to reduce waits
January 14, 2020
A new type of iron introduced in Regina is expected to reduce wait times for patients who need iron infusions.
Yorkton team building culture of safety
January 13, 2020
An initiative on the Skinner Memory Care Unit at Yorkton and District Nursing Home has resulted in safer care for patients, residents and staff.
Making your new year’s resolution stick
January 09, 2020
Use these tips from the Public Health Nutritionists of Saskatchewan to turn your resolutions into long-term results this year.
Pre-diabetes class makes difference for patients
January 08, 2020
Education about diet, blood sugar and other aspects of diabetes is making a difference to people diagnosed with pre-diabetes in the Weyburn area.
Pay-by-plate parking being introduced at RUH/JPCH
January 07, 2020
Pay-by-plate parking will be implemented at Royal University Hospital (RUH) and Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital (JPCH) on January 15, 2020.
Life-changing Dog Guide for Tisdale employee
January 06, 2020
Patients and visitors often have no idea a Dog Guide is sitting quietly at the feet of Diana Hoppe when they stop at the registration desk at Tisdale Hospital.
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