Since spring 2013, CEOs of Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) have been conducting annual tours of long-term care facilities across the province.
The goal of these annual tours is to find out what's working well, what can be improved, and how the funds accessed by health regions under the Urgent Issues Action Fund (UIAF) have benefitted long-term care residents in Saskatchewan.
The Urgent Issues Action Fund was created in October 2013 to provide $10.04 million to address priority issues identified by health regions stemming from CEO tours of long-term care facilities. A further $3.8 million was provided in December 2013 to address ongoing pressures.
Please note, in some cases, personal information that could identify a resident, family, or staff member has been redacted as per Section 29(1) of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act:
- "No government institution shall disclose personal information in the possession or under its control without the consent, given in the prescribed manner, of the individual to whom the information relates except in accordance with this section or section 30."