Long waits in emergency departments are a symptom of an unsustainable health system, one that relies too heavily on hospital care and doesn’t do a good job coordinating care options in the community. Saskatchewan’s new “Connected Care” strategy is about providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place, with the right provider.
Through a collaborative process, the Emergency Department Waits and Patient Flow Initiative has explored different paths this province could take to reduce emergency department waits and improve the patient journey through the health care system. We have learned a lot over the past five years. This document pulls together these insights to enable anyone in the system to benefit from and build upon our learnings.Download