A new 60-bed inpatient addictions treatment facility which will be opening near Lumsden will bring the total number of addictions treatment spaces that have been announced under Saskatchewan’s Action Plan for Mental Health and Addictions to 168. This is part of the province’s commitment to add 500 addictions treatment spaces in the coming years.

The new facility will be established at the former Living Skies Retreat & Conference Centre about 20 minutes northwest of Regina and will provide adults 18 and older with inpatient treatment for up to 16 weeks.

“The Government of Saskatchewan is focused on getting people the treatment that they need to overcome addictions and live healthy lives in recovery,” Mental Health and Addictions Minister Tim McLeod said. “Doubling the number of addictions treatment spaces across the province is a key pillar of Saskatchewan’s new Action Plan for Mental Health and Addictions.”

The facility will be operated by EHN Canada through the publicly funded health care system. EHN has decades of addictions treatment experience, specializing in the treatment of all types of addictions and related mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, and more.

“The facility in Lumsden will be staffed by a team of highly skilled professionals dedicated to providing the latest evidence-based treatments. We aim to offer Saskatchewan residents the highest quality care and support in their pursuit of addiction recovery and concurrent mental health treatment,” EHN National Operations Vice-President Dr. Christina Basedow said.

The facility, which was built in 1963, will undergo some minor renovations with the goal of officially opening this spring.