All Nations’ Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle reaches 20-year milestone

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The All Nations’ Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask., is marking a typical milestone, reaching 20 years of operation.

Crystal Cameron is simply a licensed applicable caregiver (LPN) and has worked astatine nan ANHH for 17 years now. Being from nan community, Cameron had a awesome consciousness of pridefulness successful giving backmost to her community.

“Working pinch our section members, I felt a awesome consciousness of pridefulness knowing that I was contributing back,” she said. “It was besides convenient for maine arsenic I americium from here.”

The ANHH is operated by nan File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC) and nan Touchwood Agency Tribal Council (TATC) and replaced nan aged Fort Qu’Appelle Indian Hospital that was first built to dainty First Nations who had tuberculosis.

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“It started retired arsenic that until nan 1960s, whereas nan national authorities made immoderate changes and adjustments, which nan non-First Nations group could (also) utilize nan services of nan hospital,” FHQTC Tribal Chief Jeremy Fourhorns said. “In January 2003, nan (ANHH) was announced and that was aft galore years of negotiations pinch (the) provincial government, nan national government, nan municipality of Fort Qu’Appelle and nan surrounding area.”

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The ANHH includes emergency service, acute care, inpatient and outpatient services, aesculapian imaging, distant dialysis, women’s wellness attraction and midwifery services.

On Wednesday, FHQTC, unit and organization members will beryllium gathering astatine nan ANHH for an day ceremony to people nan milestone. Since opening, nan ANHH has added a helipad and a treatment and wellness centre, and a caller aesculapian session will besides beryllium opening up to thief alleviate pressures connected nan emergency services.

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“We conscionable collapsed crushed astir 45 to 50 days agone connected a caller aesculapian session that’s going to beryllium correct extracurricular nan doors of nan hospital,” Fourhorns said. “(It) will thief break down aliases trim that load connected emergency services present astatine nan infirmary and amended that acquisition that clients have.”

As nan ANHH continues to grow, Cameron said it will bring galore opportunities for nan organization and nan upcoming generation.

“There’s conscionable much maturation successful this facility, it’s expanding arsenic we cognize it,” she said. “In 20 years’ time, who knows wherever we are going to beryllium and who knows what changes we’re going to beryllium making for our community.”

The ANHH is funded done a transportation statement from Health Canada and nan Saskatchewan Health Authority.

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