Saskatchewan NDP Caucus

Contracting major Sask. Party donor has worsened waitlists

Saskatchewan has the worst waits in Canada for key procedures

REGINA - Today, Official Opposition Rural and Remote Health Critic Matt Love grilled the Moe government on their decision to award major donor Clearpoint/Surgical Centres Inc. with a sole-source contract for mammograms. The latest data coming out of the province’s Surgical Initiative shows that the combined waitlist for knee and hip replacements has worsened since these procedures were outsourced to Clearpoint/Surgical Centres Inc.

Mother, Opposition call for investigation after daughter dies in hospital without doctor

Policy change needed after bruised body tangled in tubes presented to family

REGINA - Today, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck and Regina University MLA Aleana Young stood with Gwen Gilbert and called for an investigation into the death of Gwen’s daughter, Andrea Parmar. Andrea tragically lost her life after the Yorkton Regional Health Centre was operating without a doctor in the ICU.

Scott Moe’s Sask. Party government closed services at 53 hospitals

Moe gov’t withholds complete hospital data for 11 months until Privacy Commissioner stepped in 

*Data on 50 of the 53 hospitals can be accessed here. Note that the Moe government returned a list of 53 hospitals in response to the first FOI (see attached) but failed to provide data on all 53 in the second FOI. 

REGINA - Today, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck and Rural and Remote Health Critic Matt Love responded to new SHA data. The data reveals that the Moe government has closed services at a minimum of 53 hospitals since 2019. Ethics and Democracy Critic Meara Conway also blasted the Moe government for withholding this information for nearly a year until the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner got involved.