On April 23, 2020, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced further measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visitors will not be permitted in Saskatchewan Health Authority hospitals or care facilities except for compassionate reasons. We recognize how difficult this is for patients and families, but this decision is guided by the need to protect our patients and health care teams.
Compassionate reasons may include immediate family during end-of-life care, family of patients prior to a major surgery or visitors aiding in clinical care (at the discretion of the patient's care provider).
One healthy visitor is allowed at a time for in-person visits for compassionate reasons. This can include a spouse, common-law spouse, child or stepchild, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling or a support person with whom the resident has had an equivalent relationship.
Until we are able to safely allow visitors back into our healthcare facilities, we encourage you to consider other ways to stay connected such as phone calls or online means of communication.
Visit Guidance for Health Care Facilities for more information on Compassionate Care Visitation, Personal Items and Virtual Visiting.