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Health Services: Support Services

Materials Management

Materials Management is responsible for the acquisition, supply, distribution, and inventory of equipment, supplies and services to all departments except pharmacy drugs and food services food product. Product standardization is promoted to obtain the best product/pricing mix and ensure top quality client care and safety.

Through standardization, the cost of doing business with large numbers of vendors for the same product/service is decreased.

Wherever feasible, the health region participates in a group purchasing program where province-wide purchasing contracts are used to obtain the best price on volume purchases. Regional contracts are used for general supplies and service for specific equipment in lab, x-ray, medical and surgical departments. The region also contracts with a third party for food and food service purchases.

Maintenance

Maintenance employees in the region maintain the buildings, grounds, and equipment to ensure a safe, comfortable and attractive environment. Preventive maintenance programs keep buildings and equipment operating efficiently, extend their life expectancy, and minimize breakdown and disruption of service.

Food Service

The Food Service Department provides a quality food service program for clients, staff and visitors. Client food services are provided to meet the dietary guidelines of the Saskatchewan Dietetic Association Diet Manual.

Nutrition & Dietitian Services

The Diabetes Education Program in Yorkton provides individual counseling and group education on an outpatient basis to clients with diabetes. This is one of approximately six such programs in the province.
 

To learn more, schedule an appointment or sign up for a group class, please contact:

Diabetes Education Team (Health & Wellness Centre):  306-786-6363

South Dietitian (Melville/Esterhazy): 306-728-7320

North Dietitian (Canora/Kamsack/Preeceville/Norquay/Invermay): 306-563-1250

Laundry Services

Sunrise Health Region’s institutional linen (i.e. sheets, gowns, towels, and washcloths) is processed at the K-Bro linen facility in Regina.  The personal clothing items (i.e. pants, shirts, socks, undergarments) of our residents in our long term care homes continue to be done locally at each of the respective homes.  Each long term care home has their own laundry machines and processes the resident’s laundry on-site.

Housekeeping

The Housekeeping Departments maintain an attractive environment and level of cleanliness that provides occupants with a safe, infection-controlled environment in which they live, work or visit. The Housekeeping Departments also implement procedures and schedules of care to furnishings and equipment that extends the usable life of the capital investment.

Capital Planning

Capital Planners are responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating capital equipment repair and replacement, as well as capital construction and renovations.

The lengthy list of renovation projects includes roof replacements, nurse call system replacements, window replacements, air conditioning and ventilation upgrades, and energy conservation retrofit projects.

The buildings owned by the Health Region are in compliance with building codes at the time of construction. Many of these buildings do not meet present-day building and accessibility standards. The older buildings contain small resident rooms and small washrooms that are not wheelchair accessible. The main entrances in most health care facilities in the region do not have automatic door openers for disabled accessibility.