Rural healthcare in Saskatchewan is in crisis, driven by a dire registered nursing shortage.
Emergency Room closures are the new normal for communities across the province, putting the health and safety of residents at risk
Many rural health facilities are so short-staffed that they're forced to close for the day if one registered nurse is too ill to come to work
Agriculture is one of Saskatchewan's largest and most hazardous industries according to the provincial government.
Funded recruitment and retention programs, supporting nurses currently in the system, helping willing retired nurses return, educating more nurses in Saskatchewan, and recognizing Nurse Practitioners are an answer to community-based, primary care.