With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

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Emergency Department Waits and Patient Flow Initiative

Emergency Department Waits and Patient Flow Initiative putting the Patient FirstThe Emergency Department Waits and Patient Flow Initiative was created to aggressively address emergency department wait times, in conjunction with other health system efforts to provide sooner, safer, and smarter care for patients. 

This project is aimed at addressing factors that result in patients waiting for care in emergency departments. It also seeks to improve experiences for patients as they move through the health care system.

A project team and advisory group includes patient advisors, clinical experts in geriatrics and emergency medicine, health region representatives and the Health Quality Council. The team developed a series of provincial strategies to improve access to health care.

Work is underway

Like the Patient First Review and the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative, this high-priority initiative is another example of government setting ambitious targets to guide improvements in health care. Work is well underway.

Find more information on the Emergency Department Waits and Patient Flow Initiative web pages.

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