Sask. Health Authority to slow, pause some services due to 'unchecked spread of COVID' among unvaccinated
2021-09-10 from cbc.ca
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is slowing down and pausing its non-critical and elective services to focus on COVID-19 efforts, the province confirmed Friday morning.
CBC News first learned of the slowdown from an internal SHA newsletter that circulated to staff Thursday.
In it, SHA president and CEO Scott Livingstone wrote that "in the coming days" health authority leaders will work to implement changes to help cope with the extreme stress teams are under.
The slowdown could affect surgical wait lists and "these types of services," he said.
"The harsh reality is: there are no easy choices. We will slow down services, but that will have consequences too," he wrote.
Livingstone's message went on to reiterate to staff that vaccines work and that unvaccinated people continue to clog up the province's health-care system.
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