In January 2017, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health announced that it would accept recommendations from the government appointed, Advisory Panel on Health System Structure, and would begin the consolidation process of moving the current 12 Regional Health Authorities into a single Provincial Health Authority.
The transition is actively underway, and the Government intends to launch the newly created Saskatchewan Health Authority in the fall of 2017.
In addition to the amalgamation of all current health authorities into a single authority, the Advisory Panel had recommended the undertaking of a consultation process to review ground ambulance services within the province with the view of rationalizing how those services could be delivered more effectively.
The Ministry of Health had asked for consultation with a number stakeholder groups, including, the Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS). Below you will find the brief submitted by HSAS to Ministry of Health officials at a meeting held on July 20, 2017. In addition, the EMS Consultation Discussion Guide and the Ground EMS Stakeholder Consultation Form, which were circulated by the Ministry, can be found below.
HSAS met with the Ministry of Health on July 20, 2017 and provided them with the following consultation submission:
HSAS – Ground EMS Stakeholder Consultation Submission
July 20, 2017
EMS Consultation Discussion Guide
Ground EMS Stakeholder Consultation Form
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