Quality Improvement in Health Care Panel: Patient and Provider Experiences with Virtual Care in Saskatchewan during the COVID-19 Pandemic and  Beyond

  • We would like to invite you and members of your organization to join the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council for a panel discussion on virtual care in the province.
    Entitled Quality Improvement in Health Care Panel: Patient and Provider Experiences with Virtual Care in Saskatchewan during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond, this 100-minute webinar will take place on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7 p.m. This panel discussion will explore the update and use of virtual care in Saskatchewan from a quality improvement perspective.
    The event will be hosted by Steven Lewis,  Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University; President, Access consulting Ltd., and will feature Saskatchewan physicians who use virtual care, as well as patient and family advisors. Our panelists include:
    Dr. Paul Acheampong, Consultant Physician and Assistant Professor, Saskatchewan Health Authority and University of Saskatchewan
  • Heather Dyck, Patient Partner
  • Gordon Mayer, Patient Partner
  • Dr. Ivar Mendez, Professor and Provincial Head of the Department of Surgery, Saskatchewan Health Authority and University of Saskatchewan
  • Dr. Janet Tootoosis, Family physician; Site director for North Battleford Family Medical Residency Training Program, University of Saskatchewan

Audience members are encouraged to participate in the event. You may submit questions and share insights prior to, during, and after the event.

You can register for the webinar online here:

We’d welcome your help in spreading the word about this event. Here are a few ways you can do so:

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  • Use the attached image and copy to share on your organization’s intranet or news pages

We thank you in advance and hope to see you there!

Mallory Clarkson
Marketing & Communications Consultant
email:  | phone: 306-668-8810  | web:
Health Quality Council
241 – 111 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 3R2


SHA Mental Health and Addictions Services During the Pandemic

As we gradually move back into our regular routines and work lives it is important to remember that mental health and addiction supports continue to be available across the province. Mental Health and Addictions Services has remained a priority for our care teams – services were and are still available for clients seeking mental health and addiction services during COVID-19. In the early days of COVID-19, we created access for some programs by supporting established online programs or through virtual care. Inpatient mental health units for both adults and children/youth remained open.  Read the rest of the announcement on the Government of Saskatchewan website:
Official link to information in regard to COVID19 –

SCP Advisory: Use of Waiver to Mitigate Liability for COVID19 Transmission

Niro Info – Supporting Saskatchewan Regulated Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Response

PPE Resources

Psychological Services by Out of Province Practitioners to Clients

Telepsychology – Professional Considerations in Choosing an Online Conference Platform – Advisory Apr20

Workplace Injury – Working with Individuals Who Experience Psychological Distress

COVID19 and Practice FAQs

EPPP:  Pearson COVID-19 Update 4.27.20
Pearson has made the determination to extend the closure of the US and Canadian Test Centers until April  30th.  Updates on the Pearson site can be found:

Expanding Capacity for COVID-19 (Letter from SHA)

Covid19 and Contact Tracing – Ethical and Legislative Responsibility

Call for pro bono service:

Memo from SCP:  Pro Bono Psychological Support for Health Care Workers and the Public List

                                  May 3 – 2020 Public Health Order – Resumption of In-Person Service