Rural microbiology services are necessary and valuable.
The Yorkton lab currently processes thousands of tests every year. The government says there won’t be a delay in processing. But with only one courier a day from Yorkton to Regina, if you are not there by the cut off time - your specimen will not get to the Regina lab until the next day. If the roads are unpassable due to snow, samples will not get to Regina in a timely manner.
Centralization of health services in Regina increases workload for staff, and erodes our communities ability to recruit and retain medical professionals.
Lab staff in Yorkton have the skills, expertise and the know-how to get tests processed in a timely manner. Please write your MLA today and help save our services.