Sask. announces creation of breast health centre in Regina, expansion of screening eligibility – CBC

New breast health centre expected to open during 2024/2025 fiscal year

Mar 05, 2024

The Saskatchewan government says it will create a breast health centre in Regina and expand screening eligibility to improve wait times in the province.

Health Minister Everett Hindley made the announcement on Tuesday. It comes after reporting highlighted a backlog of tests and months-long waits for screening, prompting the province to send patients to a clinic in Calgary.

“Our hope is that this update today will provide reassurance to patients about our level of commitments to health care in this province and to this issue in particular,” said Hindley.

The new centre will be located at Regina Centre Crossing on Albert St., and is slated to open during the 2024-2025 fiscal year.

It will operate similarly to an existing facility in Saskatoon, said Dr. Sarah Miller, a surgeon who provides breast care and was with Hindley during Tuesday’s announcement.

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