New leaked government memo reveals critical care bypasses in four cities yesterday

ERs in an additional city faced “immediate capacity challenges and risk to safe patient care”

REGINA - Today, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck grilled Premier Moe after leaked government memos revealed critical care bypasses in four cities and hospitals in a fifth city facing capacity pressures so bad that safe patient care is being put at risk. 

REGINA - Today, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck grilled Premier Moe after leaked government memos revealed critical care bypasses in four cities and hospitals in a fifth city facing capacity pressures so bad that safe patient care is being put at risk. 

“This is what 16 years of mismanagement gets you. With Scott Moe at the wheel, it seems like our hospitals are closed half the time,” said Beck. “Saskatchewan people are entitled to the care they need at the hospital of their choice. Instead, we have a Sask. Party government that is actively trying to hide their failures from the people they represent.”

The first leaked government memo reveals that, as of November 29, critical care in Saskatoon, Yorkton, and Moose Jaw continued to be on bypass and critical care in North Battleford was put on bypass.

The second leaked government memo reveals that Regina’s emergency departments faced “immediate capacity challenges and risk to safe patient care.” 

“We’ve been hearing the same excuses for years from this government,” added Rural and Remote Health Critic Matt Love. “It’s time for the Premier to be straight with the people of Saskatchewan, take some responsibility, and admit that his health plan has failed. Saskatchewan people expect their governments to at least get the basics right.”

Premier Moe has stated repeatedly on the record that his government has “the most ambitious human health resource plan in the nation of Canada”. 

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