The Canadian Press

2016-09-28 | Saskatchewan Health Cuts

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The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses is raising concerns about patient care as jobs are cut in the mental health services unit at Regina General Hospital. A memo from the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region to nurses says 20 positions will be cut, including 11 registered nurses, in an effort to save money. Union president Tracy Zambory says patients on that unit require specialized care and those cuts could be felt by other departments. (Health region president and CEO Keith Dewar said September 16th that the region would be taking steps to better align staff resources with patient care as it tackles budget issues. The Saskatoon Health Region also plans to cut 70 positions in an attempt to balance its budget.)

Date: 2016-09-28
Placeline: REGINA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << possibility that we're going to start seeing the emergency rooms in other areas trying to cope with with people that are coming in that require a Specialized Care we need to plan on how we're going to deal with these complex issues >>


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