OIP Makes Recommendations After Library Book Returned Containing Patient Records

After a library book was returned to Nipawin Public Library, with records containing personal health information tucked into it’s pages, a library employee contacted Kelsey Trail Health Authority(KTHA). An employee from Nipawin Hospital retrieved the records of approximately 19 patients. Read more about OIP Makes Recommendations After Library Book Returned Containing Patient Records

Health Cards Need To Be Updated with New Stickers by December 31, 2017

eHealth Saskatchewan News Release December 11, 2017 Residents with provincial health coverage who have not received their health card renewal stickers in the mail are encouraged to contact eHealth Saskatchewan (eHealth) as soon as possible.  Most health cards expire on December 31, 2017. If an individual’s health card expires, he or she could be billed […]

Temporary Lab Service Disruption in Cumberland House – Updated – Correction

Saskatchewan Health Authority News Release – December 11, 2017 This important public service announcement is for residents of the area serviced by the Cumberland House Health Centre. Residents of Cumberland House are advised that lab services will be temporarily unavailable at the Cumberland House Health Centre on Tuesday, December 19th and Thursday, December 21st Lab services will be […]

Provincial Lab Identifies Error in Drugs of Abuse Screening – About 450 Patients Affected

Ministry of Health – Released on December 5, 2017 – Risk to Patients Low

The Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (formerly Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory) has advised of an information technology error that resulted in incorrect lab test results being sent out. Samples for about 450 patients were affected. The samples were being screened for codeine and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) which, if used improperly, can be considered drugs of abuse. It is not believed that the error had any significant effect on patient care. Read more about Provincial Lab Identifies Error in Drugs of Abuse Screening – About 450 Patients Affected

Dr. Albertyn Announces Closure of Family Practice – UPDATED

UPDATE – CLARIFICATION

In a communication from Madeleen Albertyn, she clarified that Dr. Albertyn will not be leaving Nipawin. “He is indeed closing his family practice to give him some time to focus on a diploma in dermatology. He will most likely continue his surgical practice in Nipawin.”

In a letter dated November 8th, 2017, Nipawin physician Dr Albert Albertyn MD announced the closure of his family practice, effective February 28th, 2018.  Read more about Dr. Albertyn Announces Closure of Family Practice – UPDATED

Kelsey Trail Health Region To Transfer to New Saskatchewan Health Authority Effective December 4th 2017

Saskatchewan Health Authority – Released on November 21, 2017

On Monday, December 4, 2017, the new Saskatchewan Health Authority will launch. On that date, the employees and operations of the 12 Regional Health Authorities will officially transfer to the new organization. There will be no changes to health care programs, services, facilities or phone numbers as a result of transition. Residents and patients should continue to access care in the same way they always have. Read more about Kelsey Trail Health Region To Transfer to New Saskatchewan Health Authority Effective December 4th 2017

Kelsey Trail Health Region Announces Video Contest For Youth – Just Ask!

JUST ASK VIDEO CONTEST – ENTRY DEADLINE APRIL 27, 2018

Kelsey Trail Health Region – A video contest has been created to engage youth in positive mental health. We want youth to give their take on positive mental health – using their own words and images to describe it; to help create a culture that asking questions and seeking help to improve positive mental health is a strength not a weakness. Read more about Kelsey Trail Health Region Announces Video Contest For Youth – Just Ask!