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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APRIL 11, 2014

NEW PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CLINIC IN WEYBURN TO PROVIDE IMPROVED ACCESS FOR GROWING POPULATION

Residents in Weyburn and the surrounding area will benefit from improved access to health services thanks to a new primary health care clinic.

Health Minister Dustin Duncan today joined local officials, representatives from Sun Country Health Region, clinic staff and residents for a grand opening ceremony at the MNP Building.

“The new primary health care clinic will help improve access to quality care for Weyburn’s growing population,” Duncan said.  “Our government is committed to meeting the health care needs of people in our province, so they can enjoy a better quality of life.”

Health services at the Weyburn Primary Health Care Clinic will be provided by an interdisciplinary team.  Four family physicians are currently part of the team, and recruitment is underway for a nurse practitioner.  Regional staff based in Weyburn provide visiting services, including chronic disease management.

Growth in the Weyburn area has increased demand for basic health services.  Sun Country Health Region and the community worked together to meet this need, and ensure availability of primary health care services.

“The clinic will provide increased access for patients, help stabilize physician services, and reduce pressure on the acute care system,” Sun Country Health Region President and CEO Marga Cugnet said.  “The health region acted quickly last summer to find more doctors for Weyburn and area.  We needed to find a space for them to practice, and this was the perfect opportunity to open a primary health care clinic.”

“The City of Weyburn joins in celebration with Sun Country Health Region as we announce a new option for health services that will help address the needs of our changing community,” Weyburn Mayor Debra Button said.  “As we continue to grow, we are confident that our health care needs will continue to be appropriately met through a variety of health care services and facilities.”

Community and patient involvement were key during the clinic development process.

“As a member of the Patient Family Advisory Council for Sun Country Health Region, I’m seeing that health care professionals are listening to patient needs,” Patient Advisor Carmen Stephens said.  “That is very apparent in the design of the new Weyburn Primary Health Care Clinic.  It was designed with patients and families in mind.”

The government provided more than $300,000 to Sun Country Health Region to support this initiative. 
 
The Weyburn Primary Health Clinic offers extended hours from Monday through Thursday (9 am – 7 pm), and regular clinic hours on Friday (9 am – 5 pm).  The clinic has also introduced the Electronic Medical Record, which allows team members to deliver more efficient patient care.

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For more information, contact:

Tyler McMurchy
Health
Regina 
Phone: 306-787-4083
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Joanne Helmer
Sun Country Health Region
Weyburn
Phone: 306-842-8353
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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