Northern Health Regions Get Infrastructure Cash

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 14:57



The province has started releasing newly-announced federal health funding to Saskatchewan’s regional health authorities, including the three health regions in the North.


Northern Saskatchewan’s regional health authorities are getting a combined $195,000 of the $8 million in infrastructure funding announced yesterday.


Keewatin Yatthe spokesman Richard Petit says his health region will use the money for renovations at its primary care clinic in Beauval, an air conditioning system addition at the Green Lake Public Health Clinic and for upgrades to the Buffalo Narrows EMS building’s ventilation system.


Petit says the bulk of the money Keewatin Yatthe will get will come in the form of housing upgrades for its health professionals in La Loche and Ile-a-la-Crosse.


Petit says the $500,000 in funding his health region has been promised for that initiative has not been officially announced yet, but will be in the near future.


The money is part of the $66 million in extra federal health cash the province was promised last fall.