Margaret Trudeau is adding
her voice to the call for better understanding of mental
Speaking at the Saskatoon Industry-Education Council's Contact conference, Trudeau said she is on a mission to get people talking about mental health.
"It's a very difficult subject for people to open up about and yet the irony is, if you can't open up about your (struggles) with your fears and your anxieties and your stresses -- if you do hide them -- the outcome will be bad," she said.
Looking after the province's elderly is a complicated and complex business. That's what News Talk Radio is hearing from the operators of Saskatchewan care homes in the wake of some recent criticism.
This is the third part of a four-part series on concerns about the level of care provided in Saskatchewan's long-term care homes.
There could be changes to how your sick child is cared for in Regina hospitals.
The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region is contemplating closing a section of Pasqua Hospital that offers in-patient pediatric services and moving it to Regina General Hospital.
On average over the last year, there have only been about three kids in that unit at any given one time.
“Which is a fairly small number to try and support and maintain on-call coverage and those types of things that you might need,” said RQHR President and CEO Keith Dewar.
Some Saskatoon kids are going out of this world for a new TV show.
Space Stretch is filming in Saskatoon right now and follows a group of children who through yoga and concentration solve galatic problems like balancing the rings of Saturn.
Tim Tyler, the show's director and executive producer, was inspired to do the show after practicing yoga with his family and seeing how it helped his son manage his ADHD.
A long-term care home worker says he wants to see the Saskatchewan government walk the walk when it comes to long term care homes.
James Ford says the lack of adequate staffing at the busy Saskatoon home where he works means care givers are forced to either sacrifice the dignity of their residents, break the law, or risk injuring themselves.
This is the second part of a four-part series on concerns about the level of care provided in Saskatchewan's long-term care homes.
The Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) is looking at ways to eliminate a $25 million budget shortfall.
"We have no hiring freeze, but the region certainly is looking for ways to save money," said Bonnie Blakley, vice-president of people and partnerships.
The region will look at overtime hours and hiring practices under the microscope.
Blakley said they are looking at every vacant position. "We’re asking managers if the position needs to be filled or if there is a different way to fill it."
But she added that they will hire for positions that need to be filled.
Thanks to an increase from the province, more people are getting more benefits from Saskatchewan's Assured Income for Disability program.
More than 10,000 people are enrolled under the program. That's about 7,300 more than when the program started in 2009.
A Regina woman isn't alone in raising concerns about what she insists is a chronic lack of staff at her mother's care home.
News Talk Radio brought you the story of Carrie Klassen two weeks ago. She took to the provincial Legislature to express her frustration and outrage with the living conditions at the Regina nursing home where her mother is housed.
This is the first part of a four-part series on concerns about the level of care provided in Saskatchewan's long-term care homes.
There’s new hope for those in Saskatchewan living with an intellectual disability. The government announced Monday that a waitlist of 440 people struggling to find a place to live, or trying to find programs to fulfill their needs, is now gone.
“I am very pleased to announce that services are now in place, or in development, for every one of the people on the list,” said Premier Brad Wall.
An additional 215 people beyond that original list have also been served.
The Heart and Stroke foundation is teaming up with the Saskatoon Health Region and the Women's Mid-Life Health Centre of Saskatchewan to encourage women to take charge of their heart health.
Speaking at a forum held Saturday afternoon at Saskatoon's City Hospital, the Health Centre's Dr. Vicki Holmes said there are common risk factors for heart disease that apply to everyone.