Regina General Hospital opens new training centre
The new Dilawri Simulation Centre at the Regina General Hospital is one of the best in the west.
It is a place where students and doctors can practice surgeries and procedures on mannequins and machines.
The facility will be used by visiting students and local doctors alike, making the General Hospital the best spot in the province to get this kind of practice.
For years doctor training has been focused in Saskatoon.
Saskatchewan's new Minister of Health Dustin Duncan was at the opening of the new centre on Friday. He says training in other cities could help with doctor retention
"We get that physician used to that community and hopefully then that will allow them to make that decision to stay in that community," he said.
He is also hoping the simulation centre will help with recruitment of doctors.
"We know that everybody else is trying to recruit physicians and health care professionals, we need to be competitive and this will put us on a better footing to do so."
Duncan has been told Calgary has a similar facility but this one is better.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Adriana Christianson