The recent visit by Lanigan mayor Tony Mycock, along with members of council, to the Saskatchewan Legislature may have shaken the tree enough to see movement on the community’s health care front.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced that a partnership with the Town of Lanigan, has led to a partial restoration of emergency services. Those services will come into effect at the Lanigan Hospital effective 8 am on Monday, May 9.
A release from the SHA notes that Emergency services will be available between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lab and x-ray services will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
After hours emergencies will still need to be routed to the Humboldt District Health Complex, the Wynyard Hospital, or the Watrous District Health Complex. Plans for additional services are underway in a second phase that intends to see more physician coverage of the emergency department through remote coverage and virtual care.
The release goes on to say that the SHA continues to work toward the full resumption of emergency room and acute care services at Lanigan Hospital in an effort to provide a reliable, sustainable, and safe model that builds capacity in a phased fashion to minimize service disruptions.