Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Union's Poll Suggests People Unhappy with Access to Health Care

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Union's Poll Suggests People Unhappy with Access to Health Care

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Union's poll says health access a worry

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REGINA - A survey released by the Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan shows disappointment with health care services across the province.

The results suggest access to health care services and waiting lists for health care services as the two highest concerns.

Respondents were asked if they agree that health-care employers have chosen to under-staff specialized healthcare professionals in order to control budgets.

The survey says that 80 per cent agreed.

The union says the poll collected responses from more than 1,000 randomly selected people across the province, that the data was weighed by age and gender and has a margin of error of three per cent.

Union president Karen Wasylenko says the message is that the public is frustrated with ongoing health care service delivery and how they're not getting the access to the services that they need. …

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