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Nurses gain northern perspective

by Derek Cornet Six student nurses from Australia travelled to Meadow Lake recently to experience one-on-one contact with a health care system frequently used by aboriginal peoples. Dr. Arlene Kent-Wilkinson, an associate professor with the college of nursing at the University of Saskatchewan, said the institution has a special agreement with a nursing school in … Continue reading

Examining the need for better care

by Phil Ambroziak The best medicine the province could prescribe to ensure improved health care for rural communities in the North is the kind that brings with it more doctors. At least that’s the opinion of Village of Loon Lake officials who recently had an opportunity to discuss their concerns with Randy Weekes, the provincial … Continue reading

Mozambique health workers tour north

By Ben Ingram Last week a group from Mozambique went on a tour of the Saskatchewan north doing research into what can be done to build healthier communities in their homeland. The trip was made possible by a partnership between the University of Saskatchewan and Mozambique’s health ministry. Don Kossick of the university’s Training for … Continue reading

Paving the road to long-term care facilities in Meadow Lake

By Ben Ingram A budding partnership between Flying Dust First Nation and Prairie North Health Region seeks to make a new long-term health facility in the Meadow Lake area a reality. “I’d like to get it done by the end of June if possible,” PNHR CEO David Fan said of negotiations aiming to establish a … Continue reading