SARM Applauds New Healthcare Facility in Regina

The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) commends the governments’ decision to open a new surgery and outpatient centre in Regina.

The regionalization of healthcare facilities in Saskatchewan has meant that more rural people travel to larger centres for emergency care. “This new healthcare facility has the capacity to benefit all of us in Southern Saskatchewan,” said SARM President David Marit.

The services that are expected to be provided at the new centre will improve the level of healthcare service that residents from all across the province receive. “Adding these types of centres to our current network of healthcare facilities will allow more timely access to outpatient emergency care while freeing up other facilities for surgeries and longer term care,” says Marit.

SARM expects that the innovative design of the new centre will contribute to the provincial patient centred healthcare delivery framework. “This project is a key piece in providing sustainable delivery of primary healthcare in rural Saskatchewan,” concluded President Marit.

For more information contact:

David Marit                   Dale Harvey
President                     Executive Director
(306) 476-7754            (306) 535-7343