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2014 News Releases

May 28 Surgical Care Transformed to Serve Patients Better
Apr 17 Saskatchewan Patients Getting Surgeries Sooner
Mar 24 Surgical Wait Times Continue to Drop
Feb 20 Health Regions Continue to Work Toward Three-Month Wait Times Goal
Jan 23 Health Regions Boost Capacity to Handle Surgical Demand


Dec 19 Health Regions Work to Meet Surgery Demand 
Nov 21 Surgical Initiative Heads Into Final Stretch 
Oct 28 Patients Receiving Surgery Sooner
Sep 19 Steady Progress In Reducing Waits For Surgery Patients 
Aug 9 Saskatchewan Patients Are Receiving Surgeries Faster 
Jul 17 Surgical Wait Times Continue to Fall 
Jun 21 Saskatchewan Recognized for Reduced Orthopedic Surgery Waits
May 30 Health Regions Reach 90 Per Cent of Year Three Surgical Target
Apr 18 Patients Are Getting Surgery Sooner, Safer, Smarter
Mar 18 Surgical Wait Times Continue to Drop
Feb 27 Surgical Wait Times Continue to Drop
Jan 17 Surgery Wait Times Stats Show Gradual Gains


Nov 26 New Referral Methods Speed Up Medical Care
Nov 22 Reducing Surgery Wait Times Still a Priority
Oct 17 Collaborative Effort To Drive Down Surgery Wait Times Continues
Oct 9 Information System to Streamline Flow of Hospital Patients
Sep 24 Seven Health Regions Closing in on Surgery Wait Target
Sep 12 New 18-bed Unit Increases Surgical Capacity at St. Paul's
Aug 20 Surgery Wait List Reduced by 2,225 Patients in Past Year
Jul 19 Nearly Nine Out of 10 Patients Get Surgery Within Six Months
Jun 21 Number of People Waiting Six Months for Surgery Is Down
56 Percent
Jun 5 New Surgery and Outpatient Centre Planned for Southern Saskatchewan
May 22 Surgical Initiative Continues to Tackle Wait Times
Apr 23 Funding for Surgical Care Flows to Health Regions
Apr 16 Specialists Streamline Patient Appointments
Feb 13 Surgical Wait Time Reductions Continue
Jan 19 More Progress on Surgical Wait Times


Feb 14 Record Government Funding to Increase Surgical Capacity and Cut Wait Time
Feb 2 Longest Wait Times Being Cut in Northwest Saskatchewan


Jun 22 Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative Focuses on Patient Safety
Jun 7 Putting Patients First: Surgical Specialist Directory Available to the Public
May 17 Surgical Wait Times Have Been Significantly Reduced in Past Two Years
Mar 29 Government and Health System Partners Release Plan to Improve Surgical Care


Oct 29 Work Begins on Improving Surgical Care and Reducing Wait Times

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