REGINA — The Government of Saskatchewan is seeking feedback from additional patients and health care providers on their experiences with virtual care by extending a survey that is underway for two more weeks until May 15.
The study into virtual care engagement has had more than survey 2,161 participants and more than 754 poll participants. Currently, 84 per cent of the participants rated their overall quality of experience with virtual care as good or excellent. While 73 per cent of health care providers indicate they can provide quality care to their patients using virtual care.
"It would be great to hear from about 500 to 1,000 more people and to gain more diverse perspectives, especially from northern, rural and remote residents, people under 30 and seniors over 70," says Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors, and Rural and Remote Health Minister Everett Hindley.
The information gathered will be one of many tools used to develop a long-term provincial strategy around virtual care, according to a Ministry of Health press release. The province is also seeking input from health system partners and other affected organizations on their experience using virtual care over the past two years.
Visit virtualcare.saskatchewan.ca to join the conversation, which is quick and confidential.
Participation is not limited to residents with mobile devices or online access. The public can participate over the phone by calling 306-787-6750. The phone line will be available for calls from Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To receive the survey via email, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.