Shandro hears concerns from BLC

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Concerns about reduced services and a shortage of physicians and staff at the High Prairie Health Complex have become a priority for the provincial health minister.

Big Lakes County council shared issues with Health Minister Tyler Shandro at its regular meeting March 24.

“Why isn’t the hospital being utilized to its full capacity?” asked Shandro asked. “I hear that loud and clear.”

Since the new health complex opened in April 2017, many services have been underutilized, Reeve Ken Matthews said as part of briefing notes to Shandro.

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