Temporary disruption to Yorkton Anesthesia Services

Not COVID-19 related

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has advised of the temporary disruption to anesthesia servic​es at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre effective Friday, Nov. 27, at 4:00 pm until 8:00 am on Sunday, Nov. 29.

The disruption is due to an unexpected shortage in coverage for anesthesiology and is not COVID-19 related.

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During this time, surgic​al and obstetrical consultation is still available but emergent surgeries and C-Sections will not be possible. The Obstetrics Unit will only be accepting imminent and emergent deliveries.

Expectant mothers should ca​​ll the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at 306-782-2401 at the first signs of labour to allow enough time for risk assessment, consultation and a safe plan for delivery.

Obstetrical services rema​in available in Moosomin (435-3303), Estevan (637-2400), Humboldt (682-2603) and Regina (766-4444). If your pregnancy is considered high risk, please call ahead.

Operative Surg​ical Services remain available in Regina (766-4444).

In the event of an em​ergency, call 9-1-1. Non-urgent health-related questions should be directed to HealthLine by calling 8-1-1.

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