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Therapy dogs go digital
June 23, 2020
Murphy is no stranger to SHA facilities in Saskatoon. The eight-year-old English springer spaniel and his handler, Jane Smith, were once regulars at health-care sites in the city.
From the classroom to the front lines: Med students volunteer
June 09, 2020
Over 130 medical students from the University of Saskatchewan volunteer with SHA during COVID-19 outbreak.
A Therapeutic “Purr”pose: Candy
February 24, 2020
From the time she twitches her whiskers in the morning, Candy has a job to do.
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.
Hugging program results in surge in volunteer applications at JPCH
December 19, 2019
The launch of the No Baby Unhugged program earlier this month has resulted in an overwhelming number people applying for volunteer positions at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital (JPCH).
Maple Creek toy challenge a success
December 12, 2019
This fall, Maple Creek nurses challenged local RCMP members to a toy collection to benefit the Salvation Army.
Community garden planted in Estevan
August 02, 2019
A community garden in Estevan is providing people with fresh fruit and vegetables, physical activity, and a social support network, all important determinants of health.
SHA staff give back on medical mission trip to Guatemala
July 22, 2019
Twenty-seven SHA staff members traveled to Guatemala on a medical mission earlier this year.
Outlook volunteer coordinator gets award from Alzheimer’s Society
June 13, 2019
Leah Larson, Volunteer Services Coordinator from Outlook, was presented with the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Alzheimer’s Society at their annual general meeting in May.
Teddy Bears Anonymous Celebrates 10th Anniversary
April 04, 2019
Teddy Bears Anonymous is turning 10.
Therapy dogs bring joy to Yorkton long term care residents
January 17, 2019
Deb McInnes and her therapy dogs Zach and Willow have been visiting Yorkton and District Nursing Home every Friday for four years.
Swift Current woman reaches out to those grieving the loss of a child
January 03, 2019
Diana Donaldson’s plans to raise her first son, Ethan, were shattered when he was delivered stillborn at 36 weeks old.
Gift bag supports early childhood development
December 20, 2018
Community support is a key for a program that encourages reading and provides other health tips and resources for young children in northeast Saskatchewan.
Keeping busy in the Emergency Department
November 15, 2018
Volunteers at the Regina General Hospital have introduced a courtesy cart into the emergency department to help ease stress during a visit.
“Murphy Mondays” a new book sharing the story of an amazing dog therapy team
October 11, 2018
Murphy is magic. He doesn’t carry a wand, at least not one you can see, and he doesn’t wear a pointed hat. But he does wear a little red “cape” around his neck when he’s working.
Therapy Dog Team Volunteers Honoured
August 30, 2018
On June 24, volunteer therapy dog teams were honoured at the St. John Ambulance volunteer awards in Regina.
Delivering comfort on four wheels
August 23, 2018
Warm quilts, activity books, hand lotion and toothpaste – sometimes it’s the simple things in life that mean the most when you are going through a difficult time.
Novel event serves up a big thank you to volunteers
August 10, 2018
Every day, volunteers give their time to make the days of clients, residents and patients a little brighter. On June 7, Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) staff in Rosetown returned the favour, providing a grab-and-go breakfast for area volunteers.
June 07, 2018
Lady is just one of SHA’s many amazing canine companions.
Big hearts make a big difference — celebrating volunteers
April 19, 2018
Whether it’s by coordinating games for residents, staffing gift shops, providing entertainment for patients, or in other ways, volunteers throughout the SHA are there to help.
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