News Release - May 19, 1999
PRIMARY HEALTH SERVICES SITE TO SERVE SASKATOON SENIORS
Associate Health Minister Judy Junor and Saskatoon District Health
Board Chair Bob Bundon today signed an agreement launching a project
that will offer a wide range of health prevention, treatment and
follow-up services for seniors in the Eastview Neighbourhood.
A primary care nurse will be hired to work with area seniors as part
of the provincial Primary Health Services Initiative. Primary health
service sites use an interdisciplinary team approach to deliver a
range of health services highlighting early intervention, health
promotion, treatment and follow-up care.
"This primary health service site will help older adults maintain
their health and quality of life with a range of services tailored to
their needs," Junor said. "Residents will be served by a team of
professionals offering co-ordinated services."
The project will involve the public along with health and community
service providers and organizations who will work together to identify
health needs and to design, deliver and evaluate programs. The first
step in the initiative is to consult with seniors, community
physicians and others to determine the priority needs of the residents
of the neighbourhood.
During this consultation phase, the primary care nurse will be
located at St. Volodymyr Villa, a local seniors' housing complex,
to talk with area residents to determine health needs in the
Bundon said the project will provide a welcome community focus to
health services in the area. "We look forward to working
collaboratively with physicians, providers of health and
community services and community residents."
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For more information, contact:
Phone: (306) 787-4088
Saskatoon District Health
Phone: (306) 655-8410