Flu clinics will be starting in October. Dates, times, and locations will be posted as they become available. To view the most recent calendar of dates, please click here.
Live Well With Chronic Conditions Peer Leader Training
Peer leader training for LiveWell With Chronic Conditions took place in October at the La Ronge Health Centre. Participants will return to their home communities to present a series of free workshops in each of their local communities. For more information, please click here.
The 2012-13 Annual Report of the Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region is now available. Click here.
Health care information for visitors to Canada
Welcome to Northern Saskatchewan! We hope you enjoy your experience here. Take advantage of the natural beauty and local hospitality. We also encourage you to be safe in all your activities.
If you need medical assistance while you are here, there are a few things you should know about how to access services and what charges apply if you do not have health coverage from any province in Canada.
For a printable version of a pamphlet with this information, click here.
Funding for improved post-surgery care
The Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region is receiving $132,500 from the Saskatchewan government to improve patients' access to post-surgery care. The funding will enable it to help patients recover from surgery they received in other regions. Read more by clicking here.
Improving access and patient care
One of the strategic goals of Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region for the 2013-14 fiscal year is to improve access to primary care services. The health region is collaborating with Northern Medical Services and the staff of the La Ronge Medical Clinic in this endeavour.
During the week of May 6 - 10, 2013, the team created a Value Stream Map of patient flow at the clinic. Value Stream Mapping is one of the tools in the province-wide health system Lean quality improvement initiative. The process involved tracking patients from the time they entered the clinic to the time they left in an attempt to identify where improvements could be made to reduce waiting time.
Enthusiastic and committed members of staff from the medical clinic and the health region worked hard over the week to collect data and then present it in the form of a Value Stream Map (pictured here with Senior Medical Officer Dr. David Stoll). Patients seemed to welcome being followed when it was explained that the purpose was to try and improve the health care experience.
David Watts, Executive Director of Integrated Health, said, "I was very proud to see so many clinic and health region staff totally engaged to try and improve health care for our patients; this is the reason why we are all here."
Based on the analysis of the observations of the week, the next steps are to implement and evaluate specific changes at the clinic to improve access and patient care.
Fluoride varnish drop-in clinics
ALL preschool children and prenatal women:
Every Tuesday - No appointment necessary
La Ronge Health Centre
Public Health – Upper Level
What is Fluoride Varnish? Click here.
Found a discarded needle?
Discarded needles can cause injury and spread disease. Pick up and dispose of needles safely. Click here for more information.
New number for HealthLine - 811
The Government of Saskatchewan is making access to 24/7 health advice easier by changing the province's HealthLine number to 811. To read more, click here. Please note that the old toll-free number will continue to work for at least two more years.
Assets in Action
The Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region is part of an inter-agency initiative promoting the 40 Developmental Assets, positive experiences and qualities that all of us have the power to bring into the lives of children and youth. Check this page for a selection of 150 Ways To Show Kids You Care, published by Search Institute.
146. Talk directly together.
147. Be spontaneous.
148. Expect their best; don't expect perfection.
149. Empower them to help and be themselves.
150. Love them, no matter what.
Nursing in Saskatchewan - Resources for Nurses
A new web portal http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/nursing has been created to connect nurses in Saskatchewan and the public to information as we focus on providing quality patient- and family-centred care in Saskatchewan.