Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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FEBRUARY 20, 2014


More patients than ever are receiving surgical care in our province.  Under the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative, health regions are streamlining processes to reduce the waiting time for patients, while also managing increased demand.

“Almost four years ago, our government set the ambitious target of providing all elective surgeries within three months,” Health Minister Dustin Duncan said.  “Since the introduction of this initiative, there has been a dramatic improvement in access to surgical care for the people of Saskatchewan.”

The four-year initiative wraps up in April 2014.  Saskatoon Health Region will need until late 2014 to provide all surgeries within the three-month target.  Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region will need until March 2015.

Updated statistics show that wait time reductions during December in most health regions were offset by slight increases in the number of patients still waiting more than three months for surgery in Saskatoon, Prince Albert Parkland and Sunrise Health Regions as of December 31, 2013.

To deal with a spike in demand, Saskatoon Health Region has expanded its operating room hours and is working with other health regions and a contracted third-party surgical centre to enable patients to receive their surgery sooner.

Provincially, there were 10,506 fewer patients waiting more than three months for surgery at the end of December than in March 2010 when the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative was launched.  Of the patients receiving surgery during October, November and December, 80 per cent received it within three months of the decision to proceed with surgery.

Information about the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative is available at  The website also features the Specialist Directory, which empowers patients and their primary care providers to compare options for surgical care.


For more information, contact:

Tyler McMurchy
Phone: 306-787-4083
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