Friday November 21, 2014


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Services will resume in Redvers


Emergency services and the acute care wing of the Redvers Health Centre could reopen this fall.

“(The) Sun Country Health Region has been working with the Redvers and District Community Health Foundation and recruitment committee on a plan to provide these services once again to the community,” said Sun Country CEO Marga Cugnet.

“Now that there are two full time doctors in place in Redvers, with a third one committed, we believe the time is right to re-open these services. Reinstatement of the services will provide access to emergency and acute care services for local residents, and should reduce demand on Moosomin and Oxbow health services as well.”

Redvers and District Community Health Foundation chair Michael Garnier said the foundation is very excited to have the health centre reopening.

“I know this would not be possible without the countless hours that were put in by the foundation, the Redvers recruitment committee, or without the support of the management team at Sun Country Health Region and Sun Country Regional Health Authority,” said Garnier.

The third doctor would open a practice in 2015, and a fourth physician intends to assist with the emergency department call schedule until then. The region’s locum physician will also help with emergency coverage.

The plan calls for the re-opening of five acute care beds and two multipurpose beds for convalescent, palliative, respite and transitional uses.

Additional registered nurses will be needed to fill vacant positions before the new services will be available. Both new and current nursing staff will be required to undergo refresher courses related to emergency services, such as advanced life support and trauma care.

“Thanks to the hard work of our staff and the community, we expect to be able to re-open these services by late fall,” said Cugnet. “The region is committed to putting patients first and providing the best services possible.”

Emergency and acute care services have been closed in Redvers since 2009.




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