Statement from NDP Health Critic Vicki Mowat on Saskatchewan people’s data being breached

“People should be able to trust that their health records are secure -- that's eHealth's most important responsibility, and today’s admission shows that this government has failed to provide that security. We are also extremely disappointed that this government was not straightforward when the initial breach occurred.

“The news that the recent data breach led to public health files being taken is cause for great concern. Even more concerning is that eHealth doesn’t know what those files contained or how much of Saskatchewan people’s health data has been compromised. 

$4,102.50: NDP updates fee estimate for ministers’ expense records, slams Sask. Party paywall

In response to NDP Freedom of Information requests for the expenses claimed by the Premier and the government’s 18 ministers, seven have responded so far, with fee estimates to date totaling over $4,000.

“The Premier’s and ministers’ expenses should be public,” said NDP Ethics and Democracy Critic David Forbes. “Hiding basic information behind a paywall on how the Sask. Party is spending public money is an insult to democracy.”

NDP concerned about patient care as layoffs announced at Pioneer Village

Seniors and their families are being let down by the Sask. Party’s failure to respond to mounting issues at Pioneer Village in Regina. With news of Pioneer Village staff receiving layoff notices, the NDP is pushing for a reversal of the Sask. Party’s failure to act to address crumbling long-term care homes, stay ahead of growing demand for beds and the continued erosion of quality, publicly delivered long-term care.

NDP calls for action to address MRI wait list, end to the Sask. Party’s failed experiment with American-style healthcare

In response to the doubling of MRI wait list in Saskatchewan over the past four years, the NDP Opposition is calling for action to lower wait times, and an end to Saskatchewan’s failed experiment with Americanized healthcare through their patient-pay, for-profit MRI clinics.

Province must act to resolve Co-op lock-out: NDP

NDP Leader Ryan Meili called on the province to bring the parties together through binding arbitration to resolve the lock-out at the Co-op Refinery in Regina.

NDP calls for funding as poor infrastructure under Sask. Party leave workers clinging to their desks

The Sask. Party are letting people, workers and patients, down in Saskatoon’s hospitals with massive infrastructure backlogs at both St. Paul’s Hospital and the Royal University Hospital. According to a Freedom of Information request, workers at St. Paul’s are holding on to their desks to prevent their chairs from sliding down sloping floors.  

“Because of Sask. Party neglect of infrastructure issues, staff are getting sore arms from holding themselves in place,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “Healthcare workers have a stressful enough job as it is, dealing with understaffing and overcrowding. It’s shocking that fixing these sloping floors hasn’t been a priority for the Sask. Party.”