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‘Not far enough’: Saskatchewan health care unions respond to new COVID-19 measures

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Saskatchewan enacting mandatory self-isolation order for positive COVID-19 cases As part of a suite of new pandemic measures announced Friday, the provincial government and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced a reduction in non-critical or elective services to expand surge capacity amid climbing COVID-19 cases.“Temporary service disruptions will be localized and time-limited, as much as possible, while teams mobilize to support both growing demands for COVID care and maintain critical services for non-COVID patients,” the SHA said in a Friday afternoon statement, adding that those affected will be notified directly.SHA surge targets include increasing from a baseline of 79 beds to 130 beds to accommodate a projected 80.

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