Update: Thursday,  February 14, 2019: 11:00am

We’d like to thank our residents, patients, families and staff who have been helping us through the disruption at The Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility and for all their efforts and understanding. At this time, all of our residents and patients are safely receiving care temporarily in other facilities close to home or in the homes of their families. We continue to check on residents who have relocated to their families’ homes.

We expect residents will be able to return to the facility toward the end of the month, depending on clean up progress, once we are certain the location can be safely reoccupied and no further disruptions are expected.

We remind you that if you are requiring primary health care services, we have services available in nearby communities such as Eatonia, Maple Creek and Cabri, while The Leader facility remains closed.

Ambulance services are available in Leader. In an emergency, please call 911.

Further to the information provided earlier, we have additional details on the status of the building and the cause of the flooding. Based on our investigation, we believe the cause of the flooding was a sprinkler line break, due to lack of sufficient insulation to protect from the extremely cold temperatures. The break occurred in a ceiling bulkhead in the LTC building causing water to enter the hallway linking the long term care side of the building and the acute care side. The extent of the damages included drywall, base coves, flooring, electrical panels, fire sprinkler system, and some other components in the impacted space.


Update: Monday, February 11, 2019: 10:15am

Do you need lab, x-ray or clinic services this week? Primary health care services are available in nearby communities while the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility remains closed.

Appointments are being accepted at the following locations:

Eatonia Primary Health Care Clinic (Physician, Nurse Practitioner and Lab)
205 – 2nd Avenue West

Maple Creek (Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Lab and X-Ray)
102 – 5th Avenue West

Cabri (Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Lab and X-Ray)

515 – 1st Street North

These arrangements are expected to continue for several days while repairs to the Leader facility take place. At this time the cause of the water line break remains under investigation. Updates will continue to be provided as they are available.


Update: February 8 – 3:30pm

Further to the information provided earlier today regarding the water line break at the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility, we have been able to again speak with all families impacted and have worked with them to determine short-term accommodations for all residents involved.

This means the residents will be moving to a long-term care facility closer to home. These moves are expected to take place tonight and will ensure that the residents receive the most appropriate care. At this time the facility is expected to stay closed for several days.

Date: February 8 -12:30pm

Please be advised that due to a water line break at the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility, all long term care residents have been transferred to The Cypress Regional Hospital and The Meadows long term care facility in Swift Current until further notice.

Until further notice emergency outpatient and acute care services will not be available in Leader. Primary Health Care Services are also impacted and those affected have been contacted directly.

The decision to evacuate was made to ensure the safety of our residents and staff. Flooding in areas of the facility has resulted in the loss of power.

Families impacted by this disruption have been contacted directly. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

The new and improved Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility delivers health services in one location, improving patient access and quality care to residents. For more information on the construction of the facility please visit our capital project section.

Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility

400 1st Street West
Leader, Saskatchewan


Phone Number: 306-628-5500

Primary Healthcare

Phone number:  306-628-5510

Long-Term Care

Phone Number:  306-628-5540

Services provided at the new Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility includes the following:

  • Long Term Care – 30 beds and includes 1 temporary care bed
  • Adult Day Program
  • Inpatient Acute Care – 6 beds – access to 2 exam rooms in Primary Health Care
  • Community Based Services:
  • Public Health
  • Home Care
  • Occupational Therapy (visiting)
  • Physiotherapy (visiting)
  • Mental Health (visiting)
  • Addictions Counseling (visiting)
  • Dietitians (visiting)
  • Dental Health Educator (visiting)
  • Chronic Disease Management Educators (visiting)
  • Diagnostic Services – Laboratory, X-ray and ECG
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Telehealth
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • RN Case Manager
  • Primary Care Clinic

*Some services are visiting specialists that may not be offered every day.  Please contact the facility for complete information on service availability.