Saskatchewan Rural and Remote Health Minister Randy Weekes visited La Ronge and Air Ronge yesterday to find out how health care is doing in the province’s north.
His visit included a tour of medical facilities.
Last month, Weekes expressed interest in Nova Scotia’s collaborative emergency centres.
They are staffed by a primary health care team during the day, and a nurse and paramedic at night.
Weekes says that health care model doesn’t seem to be needed in the north because it’s already being done:
“In many ways, because of the remoteness of northern Saskatchewan, they’re doing some of those types of health care based on a similar model to that now.”
Weekes says health officials still struggle with the cost of getting supplies up north, and his government is working on that issue.
He wraps up his northern tour today with visits to Ile-a-la-Crosse and Buffalo Narrows.