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Health System Pandemic Response

Saskatchewan's health system is focusing efforts to contain, delay and mitigate the effects of COVID-19. This includes:

  • Encouraging residents to do their part and participate in self-isolation, self-monitoring and physical distancing;
  • Putting more resources into setting up testing centres around the province; and
  • Using aggressive contact tracing for those who test positive for COVID-19.

The Saskatchewan COVID-19 Preparedness Plan was developed in February 2020 to plan for the onset of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.

The Health System Readiness for COVID-19 plan was developed to show how services will adapt and expand to meet the projected COVID-19 patient demand, while continuing to deliver essential services to non-COVID-19 patients. This plan was updated on April 28, 2020 to reflect Saskatchewan-specific data that had not been available previously on April 8, 2020, when the original presentation was delivered to the public.

Saskatchewan Health Authority released its Service Resumption Plan on May 5, 2020. The focus on the plan is on safely resuming health care services in order to meet the service needs of the province while ensuring a safe environment for all. The plan serves as a framework only; noting implementation will vary across the province based on factors like outbreaks, capacity, availability of health care workers and availability of key supplies. Only the first phase has a specific date. All future phases will be based on assessing these and other factors constantly to ensure it is safe to move forward.

On November 26, 2020, Saskatchewan Health Authority presented an update of its Health System Readiness plan to the public.

Saskatchewan's  Chief Medical Health Officer presented a COVID-19 Modelling Update on December 2, 2020.


2. SHA Local Status Updates


3. Acute Care Capacity Planning

The Saskatchewan Health Authority continues to prepare for an influx of demand on our health system. Updated modelling shows that efforts so far are making a difference in flattening the curve. Still, we need to continue to escalate our response to ensure we are prepared in a worst-case scenario.

Through the hard work of many, plans are in place to phase in up to 57 per cent more acute care capacity. As part of these changes, if needed, intensive care bed capacity will expand up to seven times initial capacity counts. Learn more in this news release.


4. Community Surge Planning


5. PPE Bulletin Updates

See the latest information on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies, through the Saskatchewan Health Authority's regular PPE Bulletin Updates.


7. Need to see a doctor about an important non-COVID medical issue?

Family practices are open. Contact your family physician's office to ask about phone and video options for an appointment.

Don't postpone an appointment or avoid seeing a doctor for important non-COVID-19 conditions. It could affect your long-term health. Family doctors are making changes in how patients are received in clinics, and facilities are being cleaned to protect both patients and staff.

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