News Release - May 14, 1999
GOVERNMENT APPROVES NEW HEALTH FACILITY FOR TURTLEFORD
Health Minister Pat Atkinson today announced that the Twin Rivers
Health District has received approval in principle for a new health
facility in Turtleford.
The proposed new facility will replace the existing Riverside Memorial
Hospital and Turtle River nursing home. It will combine all local
health services, including acute and long-term care, in one location,
ensuring residents can easily get all the health services they need.
"I'm very pleased to be able to work together with the health district
and the community of Turtleford to enhance health services for local
residents," Atkinson said. "This project signals our ongoing
commitment to strong, stable health services in rural Saskatchewan."
Twin Rivers District Health Board Chair Don Young said, "It's very
encouraging to see this project move to the next phase. This moves us
one step closer to the actual construction of a much needed health
facility for Turtleford and area."
Approval in principle means the provincial share of funding has been
allocated for the project. Saskatchewan Health and the Twin Rivers
Health District will work together to determine the scope, cost and
other details of the project before moving to the construction phase.
Young said the new facility will offer a wide range of vital
health services to meet the needs of Turtleford and areas
residents, including acute and emergency services, long-term
care, respite care, x-ray and lab services, and a multitude of
"Our government is committed to helping communities across
Saskatchewan strengthen and maintain local health services,"
Atkinson said. "I'm pleased to join today with the health
district and residents of Turtleford as we move ahead on this
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