In a release on Monday, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) advised residents of Kamsack and surrounding area that the Kamsack Hospital has returned to regular operations and is able to admit COVID and non-COVID acute care patients again effective as of January 25.
Due to increased COVID-19 activity in the Kamsack area and required realignment of health services to support patient care, Kamsack Hospital was temporarily transitioned to caring exclusively for COVID positive patients on inpatient wards on January 5. Non-COVID patient care needs were met in hospitals in surrounding rural locations. Emergency Room services at Kamsack Hospital were not impacted and continued to be available and accessible.
The co-operation of hospitals in neighbouring communities in accommodating the transfer of non-COVID patients from Kamsack, allowed for the separation of COVID and non-COVID to reduce the risk of COVID transmission.
The SHA added that while they continue to distribute the vaccine across the province in a targeted, phased approach, they want to remind Saskatchewan residents that they are the first line of defense in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and their actions make all the difference in protecting all of our families, friends and neighbours. Please help by:
- Physical distancing,
- Washing your hands regularly,
- Limiting your bubble as much as possible,
- Abiding by all public health orders,
- Wear a mask whenever you are in public indoor settings,
- Stay home if you are feeling even the mildest symptoms as an increasing number of cases are residents going to work when sick; and
- Download the Government of Canada COVID Alert App and use it to protect yourself and your loved ones.