It's now official. There are no longer 12 Regional Health Authorities.
The single Saskatchewan Health Authority has been launched with the Proclamation of The Provincial Health Authority Act. All operations and employees belong to the same Health Authority now. Health Minister Jim Reiter says there is no impact to frontline care, and no changes to health care programs, services, facilities or phone numbers. Residents and patients can access care the same way they always did. Rural and Remote Health Minister Greg Ottenbreit stresses that this new way doesn't mean health services will be centralized or reduced. Management and services will still be available locally. The current Community Advisory Networks will continue to operate as per usual while the Health Authority carves out a framework for new Community Advisory Networks to be developed in the future.