Surgery wait time budget allocated
Last month's budget revealed that $60 million would be put to use in Saskatchewan's healthcare system to help shorten surgical wait lists.
Now we have a better idea of where it will be going.
About 70 per cent of it will go to Regina and Saskatoon -- the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region is expected to be able to do about 1,600 more surgeries than last year as a result.
The province said the money will lead to nearly 4,400 more surgeries being done in total, over and above the normal number.
The Wall government said their goal is to have waiting lists for surgeries down to three months by 2014.
As of now, 77 per cent of surgeries go through within that time frame.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Jared Knoll.