Res #: 53-16A
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Rural and Remote Health
WHEREAS Regional Health Authorities are closing down services in rural Saskatchewan due to lack of front line staff (nurses, doctors, LPN’s); and
WHEREAS the recruitment and retention of nurses, physicians and LPN’s are a very high priority for rural municipalities and rural residents; and
WHEREAS there are not sufficient resources for salaries, increased hours, assisted housing, and assistance for education costs to entice and retain health professionals;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM continue to pressure our Saskatchewan Government to increase resources for rural facilities and staff so beds do not get shut down especially in peak seasons; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that SARM continue to pressure the Saskatchewan Government to consider the costs in our over weighted health administration as the need at the lower levels is urgent.