By Pat Guenther, Administrator
The North Saskatchewan River Municipal Health Holdings held their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 16.
Dr. Forghanirad has arrived and Prairie North Health Region and clinic staff will be providing orientation for our clinics and health facilities. Dr. Forghanirad was to begin his practice on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The CHAN group (Community Health Advisory Network) will be holding a meet and greet for Dr. Forghanirad on Nov. 9 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ceremonial Room at the Riverside Facility. Please come out to meet our new physician and welcome him to our community.
The NSRMHH Board was also informed that we did not receive the locum coverage we were expecting for the last two weeks of October due to a shortage of locum physicians. Our physicians have committed to providing the emergency service coverage during this time and the board wishes to thank them for their support and commitment to our residents. This has however put a strain on available clinic appointments and we are booking regular appointments at least two to three weeks ahead. Please be patient with our staff they are doing the best they can in the situation. We expect appointments to become more easily accessed by mid-November.
The next regular meeting of the North Saskatchewan River Municipal Health Holdings Board will be held Monday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the R.M. of Mervin office, Turtleford.
If anyone has any questions, they are welcome to contact the representative from their area or the office at 845-4144.