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LifeLabs is now providing community laboratory collection services in Saskatchewan

26-Mar-2018:  Starting April 1, 2018 LifeLabs will provide community laboratory collection services at 10 locations in Saskatoon and Regina, as well as access to mobile services.

Domestic animal contracts rabies in rural southern Saskatchewan

26-Jan-2018:  Regina and Weyburn Public Health have been notified that a Regina dog contracted rabies after an extended stay in a rural area near Weyburn.

Temporary Water Shutoff at Pasqua Hospital

19-Jan-2018:  Patients, visitors and staff at Regina’s Pasqua Hospital will experience a water disruption Saturday night and Sunday morning due to planned improvements and maintenance to the water and sewer lines.

Regina EMS, ER and surgery patients rise due to icy conditions

10-Jan-2018:  Residents are urged to take care outdoors, as Regina’s health care facilities are seeing increased injuries requiring treatment due to icy weather conditions.

More than 50 Procedures Postponed or Moved From the Pasqua Hospital Thursday Due to Water Damage From a Burst Pipe

21-Sep-2017:  More than 50 procedures at Pasqua Hospital have been postponed or moved to the Regina General Hospital Thursday due to a water pipe bursting on the Gastro Intestinal (G.I.) Unit late Wednesday evening.

Temporary Changes to Wolseley and Grenfell Health Care Services beginning Sept. 1, 2017

28-Aug-2017:  Residents should be aware of the following changes to health care services, which will be in place beginning September 1, 2017

Residents Reminded to Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus

10-Aug-2017:  In the first week of August, mosquitoes from one of the monitoring stations in the City of Regina have tested positive for West Nile Virus. This indicates that the virus is present in the City and circulating at low levels at this stage.

UPDATE - Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage in North America

19-Jun-2017:  There are changes to how Yellow Fever vaccine is being provided to clients in Saskatchewan, starting today.

Emergency Medical Services Open House

01-Jun-2017:  Regina Qu’Appelle Heath Region’s Emergency Medical Services invites the community to attend their open house on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at EMS Central, located at 1350 Albert Street.

EMS Driving Training Drill

10-May-2017:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel will be conducting a driver review of emergency vehicle operations on Thursday, May 11, 2017, and wishes to advise the public of the location involved so as not to cause any unnecessary alarm.

Pasqua Hospital Main Entrance Temporary Closure May 5 – May 9

03-May-2017:  The main entrance at the Pasqua Hospital will be temporarily closed between 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 5 until 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 to accommodate necessary maintenance to the flooring and mechanical system in and around the vestibule.

High Patient Volumes at Regina Emergency Departments

14-Feb-2017:  Regina’s Emergency Departments are currently experiencing very high volumes, and the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) is advising patients to expect longer waits for care.

Rabies Found in Regina Bat – Safety Reminders for People and Pets

14-Jul-2016:  RQHR is advising residents that one bat in Regina has recently tested positive for rabies.

Gastrointestinal Illness Precautions

15-Mar-2016:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region is aware that gastrointestinal illness is circulating in the community and could be brought into our homes, workplaces, schools and child care centers.

HIV: Are You Positive You’re Negative?

24-Nov-2015:  The end of November and early December are a time for education, reflection and discussion regarding HIV and AIDS. AIDS Awareness Week culminates with World AIDS Day on December 1, followed by Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in Canada.

RQRHA Community Consultation, November 2, 2015

27-Oct-2015:  Area Residents Invited to RQHR Board’s Community Consultation Meeting in Broadview - November 2

The Big Crunch for World Food Day

15-Oct-2015:  Approximately 15,000 students at schools in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw get a chance to understand where food comes from and the importance of eating healthy foods and eating local foods in celebration of World Food Day.

Annual Perinatal Loss Memorial Gathering

29-Sep-2015:  The 16th Annual Perinatal Loss Memorial Gathering and Balloon Release for bereaved parents, siblings, extended family members and staff will be held on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m.

Call Before You Visit!

01-Jan-2015:   To avoid unnecessary travel during this influenza season, if you are planning on visiting a loved one in any of the Region’s healthcare facilities please call ahead to see if there are any visitor restrictions in place. Facilities are listed in the Green Pages of your telephone book and on this website.

Please Do Not Visit Health Facilities if You are Ill

01-Jan-2015:  All it takes is one ill visitor to start an outbreak of influenza or other illnesses in a hospital or long-term care facility.

Breast Milk Donors Sought for RQHR Neonatal ICU Depot

01-Oct-2014:  Breast milk donors are being sought for the new milk depot at the Regina General Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which accepted its first donation on September 26.

Breastfeeding Support Centre Offers Free Advice and Support

01-Jan-2014:  The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region invites all breastfeeding mothers and babies to drop-in to the Breastfeeding Support Centre for free advice and practical help from a lactation consultant or public health nurse.

Prenatal Sessions

01-Jan-2014:  You’re pregnant. Now is the time to get the most up-to-date information on having a healthy pregnancy, labour and delivery.

Public Reminded to Wash Hands Regularly, Practice Cough Manners

01-Jan-2014:  Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR) reminds the public of the importance of regularly washing their hands and practicing good cough manners.