News Release - May 17, 1999
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEW UNITY AND DISTRICT HEALTH CENTRE
Health Minister Pat Atkinson said today a new health facility in the
town of Unity signals the government's ongoing commitment to strong,
stable health services in rural Saskatchewan.
"This project means residents will be able to enjoy enhanced health
services, close to home, that meet a wide range of their health
needs," Atkinson said. "Today's sod turning is a major
accomplishment, resulting from years of hard work and collaboration
between the Greenhead Health District, community volunteers involved
in planning and fundraising, health providers and urban and rural
The $5.4 million project includes the addition of a nursing home to
the existing Unity Hospital, along with renovations to the hospital.
Saskatchewan Health is contributing $3.8 million to the project.
The new integrated facility will deliver a wide range of services
under one roof, including emergency and acute care, long-term care,
respite beds and a multitude of community-based services such as
public health, addictions counselling, physiotherapy and nutritional
"Residents will be able to get all the vital services they need
in one place, such as acute care, palliative care, emergency
services, long-term care, x-rays, home care and a wide range of
community-based services," Greenhead District Health Board
Chairperson Betty Shapka said. "As well, combining local health
services in one location will allow all our health providers to
work closer together to deliver services as efficiently and
effectively as possible."
"This partnership marks a major milestone in the evolution of
health services for residents of Unity and district," Atkinson
said. "Through this partnership - and others like it - we are
building and strengthening our health system for the benefit of
all Saskatchewan citizens."
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