New Saskatoon surgery centre to reduce wait times
Saskatoon has a new surgical centre on the northeast end, which is expected to free up hospitals for more complex surgeries and save the health region about $2 million per year.
The Calgary-based company opened the facility a week ago, and according to chief operating officer Fatima Fazal the seven-room facility will perform over 7,000 surgeries each year.
"We've got two rooms of pediatric ORs which have been specifically designated for this population," said Fazal.
"We've started operating in both rooms as of Monday."
The clinic will also phase in orthopedics and ophalmology services.
The centre works from referrals from the health region, and is expected to help reach its goal to reduce surgical wait times to three months by 2014.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Jared Knoll.