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Primary Health Care Site Approved for Cabri

Cabri and area residents will soon have improved access to quality, everyday health services including a broader team of health professionals. The enhancements are a result of adopting a Primary Health Care model in the community that includes a Nurse Practitioner and visiting physician services.

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health approved funding for the PHC model, including a full-time Nurse Practitioner and one day a week visiting physician services, following a joint submission from the Saskatchewan

Health Authority, the Town of Cabri and surrounding municipal partners. The need arose after the retirement of Dr. Fanie de Nysschen in summer 2017. Locum (visiting) physicians have been providing coverage in the community since that time.

Work will now focus on recruitment of a nurse practitioner and visiting physician that will work alongside existing Primary Health Care staff in the community. Various technical upgrades are also required at the Cabri Medical Clinic to accommodate electronic medical record systems. Long-term care services will continue to be provided at the Prairie Health Care Centre in Cabri. The Cabri Primary Health Care Site is funded to operate five days per week. Specific details including the opening date and hours of operation will be announced in the near future.

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