The Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility remains closed following a water line break last Thursday.
The cause of the water line break is yet to be released, the Saskatcehwan Health Authority stated yesterday that the matter is still under investigation.
They did however make a correction to information released last week in a news release. The SHA originally stated that there were no acute care patients in the Leader facility at the time of the break and stated yesterday, that information was inaccurate. During the water line break there were two acute patients in the facility and upon speaking with the SHA, the two patients were discharged at approximately 4:30 pm last Thursday following the break.
Additionally, it was also first reported as a water main break, of which, the SHA has stated that it was in fact a water line break and has since corrected their statement.
The SHA added that patients requiring labs, x-ray’s or clinic services, will need to seek out primary health care services from the surrounding communities including Eatonia, Maple Creek and Cabri.
The alternative arrangements are expected to continue for several days while the Leader facility undergoes repairs.