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Eston Health Centre

Respiratory Illness Has Been Lifted in the Eston and District Health Centre Long Term Care

Respiratory Illness
The Respiratory Illness Outbreak in the Eston and District Health Centre has been lifted effective December 28th, 2017.

A respiratory illness outbreak has been declared in the Eston and District Health Centre Long Term Care, effective December 21, 2017. Currently the Eston and District Health Centre Long Term Care is the only facility in the former Heartland Health Region with outbreak precautions and visitor restrictions in place.

Respiratory Outbreak Eston LTC December 2017

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Dr. Torr Flu shot

Protecting Yourself and Everyone Around You from Influenza

Immunizations are the best way to protect yourself, your family, and those around you from influenza. The Heartland Health Region began its seasonal influenza immunization campaign with the first clinics of the season starting on October 23rd.  Vaccine is once again available to all Saskatchewan residents at no cost. This year, the public influenza vaccination program will be providing only the injectable vaccine. There will be no free nasal mist. Recommendations from both the Canadian and American immunization advisory committees, based on recent studies, are that the injectable vaccine is more effective. The injectable vaccine available this year has four strains in it, two against the A strain influenzas and two against the B strain influenzas.

Influenza immunization 

To view a full listing of all the clinics in the region click on this link:

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Heartland Health Region Receives Accreditation Canada Survey Results

Heartland Health Region has just received the results of their Accreditation Canada survey and has met the requirements of the QMentum accreditation program. Every four years, Accreditation Canada surveyors visit the organization and conduct an on-site survey. After the survey, an accreditation decision is issued and the on-going cycle of assessment and improvement continues. The region will be accredited until June 2021 provided program requirements continue to be met. Accreditation is an ongoing process of evaluating and recognizing a program or service as meeting established standards. It is a powerful tool for Quality Improvement (QI) and Heartland Health Region has shown a commitment to QI over the past number of years.

Accreditation Results Press Release August 2017

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Blue-Green Alage -2 (1)

The Water Security Agency and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health Issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Advisory

The recent warm temperatures in the province may result in the quick formation of algae blooms.

The Water Security Agency and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health are advising the public to avoid direct contact and any consumption of any surface water where blue-green algae blooms are occurring. Blue-green algae blooms can be harmful for household pets and livestock. Residents and producers are advised to keep their animals away from these areas.

Algae blooms are heavy concentrations of blue-green algae, which often give the water a shimmering, foamy and often pea soup appearance. The blooms may be blue-green, bright blue, grey or tan in colour.

Algae blooms commonly occur during calm, hot weather in areas of lakes and reservoirs with shallow, slow moving or still water that has sufficient nutrients. The blooms can last up to three weeks and can be pushed around the lake or reservoir by the wind.

Direct contact or consumption of algae-contaminated water can cause red skin, sore throat, cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In addition, caution should be taken when considering the consumption of fish or shellfish caught in areas of a water body where a bloom exists; the internal organs of the fish should not be eaten.

If you have health symptoms, call Healthline 811 or contact your health care provider.

For further information, visit

Blue-Green Algae Cyanobacteria accessed 2017 07 18

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Government Announces Move to Single Provincial Health Authority

Released on January 4, 2017

Change Will Reduce Administration While Improving Co-ordination of Health Services

Today, Health Minister Jim Reiter accepted all of the recommendations of the Saskatchewan Advisory Panel on Health System Structure, and announced the province will consolidate the 12 existing Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) into one single Provincial Health Authority.

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Influenza Immunizations to Begin in Heartland October 31, 2016

Protecting Yourself and Everyone Around You from Influenza

Immunizations are the best way to protect yourself, your family, and those around you from influenza. The Heartland Health Region will begin its seasonal influenza immunization campaign with the first clinics of the season beginning October 31st.

Influenza Immunization

For a complete listing of all the clinics planned for Heartland Health Region – click the link below:

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Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy of your personal health information is important to the Cypress Health Region (the “Region”).


The Region will only collect, use and disclose your personal health information:

1. When:

2. As required or authorized by law.

The Region will not otherwise collect, use or disclose your personal health information unless we have your consent.


The Region strives to keep its’ employees, physicians and affiliates aware of your privacy rights by offering education and having in place policies and procedures designed to protect the integrity, security and confidentiality of your personal health information. This includes a policy restricting access to your personal health information by only those who have a need to know for an authorized purpose.


If you wish to obtain further information about the Region’s privacy policies and your privacy rights, we encourage you to visit our privacy page or contact our Privacy Officer at (306) 778-5169 or 1-888-461-7443.  You may also wish to contact the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner at 1-877-748-2298 or visit them at their website.


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Links to the websites below are provided for the information and convenience of visitors to this site.

The Cypress Health Region does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of content of other sites, which are linked here. We strongly suggest that the best source of medical information is your personal or family physician.

3S Health

Accreditation Canada

Asbestos Registry

The Arthritis Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Choose Wisely Canada

Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc.

Health Canada

Health Canada Kids

Health Card Application

Health Quality Council (HQC)

Heart and Stroke Foundation


Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan

Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan

Patient Safety Institute

Resources for Nurses

Saskatchewan Health

Society for Progressive Supranuclear Paisy

Saskatchewan Surigcal Care Network

Sites of Professional Associations:

Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan

Canadian Dietetic Association

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Service

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Saskatchewan Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapy

Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

Swift Current Newcomer Welcome Centre

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