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Have Your Say in Health System Restructuring

Saskatchewan residents and interested organizations are invited to provide feedback to the recently-announced advisory panel examining the restructuring of Saskatchewan’s health care system.

On August 18, the Minister of Health appointed a three person advisory panel to review the current Regional Health Authority (RHA) structure and provide advice on a system with fewer RHAs in Saskatchewan.  The panel will also look at services that could be delivered more efficiently and effectively on a provincial scale, examine RHA board governance and accountability, and identify ways to enhance measurement of health system performance.

​To have your say click on the link below to do the online survey.  If you do not wish to fill the survey out online there is also an option to complete a paper copy and mail in to the Ministry on the online page.​

To see the news release about Having Your Say in Health System Restructuring click on the link below:​

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Open Family Presence Policy Underscores Patient Focus
Saskatchewan is making strides in patient- and family-centred care, as the first Canadian province to take a provincial approach to an open family presence policy. Health regions are now moving towards more flexible visiting hours in hospitals, which will welcome families 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to the patient’s preference.
Open Family Presence

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Respiratory Illness (Influenza) Circulating throughout the Province

Public Health Bulletin

Over the past four weeks there has been a noted increase in cases of respiratory illness in the province and also in the Heartland Health Region. Many people who are becoming ill are healthy adults who are not immunized.    

There have been a significant number of otherwise healthy adults that have become severely ill with influenza with the majority of the intensive care unit admissions being otherwise healthy working adults.

Respiratory Illness Circulating March 2016

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Senior’s Week in Saskatchewan

September 28th to October 4th, 2015 has been declared Seniors’ Week in Saskatchewan. This special week encourages all of us to come together to recognize how important seniors are every day in every community.

The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to improving the health and well-being of seniors. Saskatchewan seniors are an active and engaged group in our province. Seniors’ Week provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the many positive contributions seniors make in our province, whether it’s in the arts, culture, sport or community.

Find out what programs and services the Government of Saskatchewan offers to support seniors.

Find information for seniors, their families, their caregivers and supporting service organizations on the Government of Canada Seniors website. This site includes resources and materials developed by the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors, including information on Aging in Place.



Thinking About Your Future?  Plan Now to Age in Place

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Facts About Fentanyl

What is fentanyl?
Fentanyl is a drug that is 50-100 times more potent than other opioids such as heroin, oxycodone and morphine. Doctors sometimes prescribe fentanyl for severe pain and for some medical procedures. Because of the strength of this drug, the dose must be very carefully monitored by a health care provider to make sure that the person does not overdose.

Fentanyl FAQ – Aug 27

Fentanyl Infographic

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Privacy Breach Being Addressed in Heartland Health Region

In July 2015 an alleged breach of privacy was reported in Heartland Health Region.  The region immediately launched a detailed inquiry to determine the facts of the situation.  The investigation revealed that over a 14-month period, one employee inappropriately accessed personal health information of approximately 900 patient charts stored in an electronic medical record system. This constitutes a breach of privacy under the Health Information Protection Act.

Privacy Breach News Release Aug 27 2015

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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

Well Wishes
To send your Well Wishes to a patient or resident in a Heartland Health Region facility please complete the information below.