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Regina/Saskatoon - The dietary staff working in nine health facilities in Saskatchewan will be stepping out of the kitchen and into the limelight on October 5, as they are honoured for their commitment to food excellence, public service and community spirit.

The Health Care Council of Canadian Union of Public Employees is presenting the Certificates of Achievement, awarded in three categories, on the union’s national Communities Day.

The awards recognize dietary staff and health care facilities that prepare hot, nutritious meals from scratch, go the extra distance to improve the quality of life for patients and long-term care residents and buy locally to support the community.

Good nutritious food is important to all of us,” says CUPE Health Care Council President Gordon Campbell. “But it’s particularly important to hospital patients recovering from surgeries and elderly residents living in long-term care facilities.

The Food Excellence Certificate recognizes the work of dietary staff who ‘slave over a hot stove’ to ensure patients and residents receive nutritious ‘home-cooked’ meals three times a day, seven days a week,” Campbell says.

This year’s recipients of the Food Excellence Award are: Moosomin Union Hospital, Whispering Pine Place in Canwood, Jubilee Lodge in Kinistino, Lloydminster Hospital, Northland Pioneer Lodge in Meadow Lake and Wheatland Lodge in Leask.

Two health facilities will be awarded the Supporting the Local Community Certificate: Broadview Union Hospital and the Evergreen Health Centre in Leoville.

And the People’s Choice Certificate will be given to the dietary staff at Eastern Sask Pioneer Lodge in Moosomin.

For more information contact:

Vicky O’Dell in Regina at 525-5874.

The Certificates of Achievement will be presented to eight health care facilities on October 5.

The presentation to Northland Pioneers Lodge in Meadow Lake will be made on October 6.

Food Excellence Certificate:
October 5

  • Moosomin Union Hospital
    2:00 p.m.
  • Whispering Pine Place, Canwood
    1:00 p.m.
  • Jubilee Lodge, Kinistino
    10:30 a.m.
  • Wheatland Lodge, Leask
    2:15 p.m.
  • Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster

October 6

  • Northland Pioneers Lodge, Meadow Lake

Supporting the Local Community Certificate
October 5

  • Broadview Union Hospital
    10:00 a.m.
  • Evergreen Health Centre, Leoville
    4 p.m.

People’s Choice Award:
October 5

  • Eastern Sask Pioneer Lodge, Moosomin
    3 p.m.