Sask. Health Authority to take over operations at 5 Extendicare homes in October – CBC

39 people died after COVID-19 outbreak at one Extendicare home

Sep 01, 2022

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement in principle to take over five special care homes operated by private company Extendicare on Oct. 9.

“This has been a complex process involving the transition of staff, an assessment of assets, and ensuring financial, human resource, and supply chain processes are in place to support stability and continuity of services up to and after the transition date of Oct. 9,” the SHA said in a news release.

The SHA release did not provide many details of the agreement — including the cost of the takeover and the impact on jobs — because it is not finalized.

“Until then, all transition plans for operations and staffing are subject to change,” the statement said.

The SHA said it will “assume responsibility for the collective bargaining units and unionized employees as of the transition date and will make offers of employment to non-unionized Extendicare employees transferring to the SHA.”

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