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RQHR admits that target wait times are not being met

Regina Qu'Appelle says emergency room stays are up to an average of 13 hours -- far past the target of just over seven hours.
Regina Qu'Appelle says emergency room stays are up to an average of 13 hours -- far past the target of just over seven hours. File / Global News

One of Saskatchewan’s biggest health regions admits its targets for wait times and finances are not being met.

Regina Qu’Appelle says emergency room stays are up to an average of 13 hours — far past the target of just over seven hours.

C-E-O Keith Dewar says funding wasn’t sufficient to combat the increase in demand for services, let alone the normal volume that would have been expected.

About 28-hundred people are waiting three or more months for surgery, while the region’s deficit of six-point-six million dollars is expected to grow to more than $13-million next year.

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