A nurse works on a patient in an emergency room.

Collaborative Emergency Centre

Collaborative Emergency Centre

A Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) responds to the community’s unique health care needs, with the right health provider available when people need them.  CECs are an innovative way to improve access to both primary health care and emergency services.  The model intends to increase access to stable, reliable, predictable primary health care and emergency services.

You can view a booklet that has been created for the Shaunavon Hospital’s CEC: Shaunavon Collaborative Emergency Centre Booklet.

When a facility is a designated CEC site it means access 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  It uses a team of healthcare providers to deliver round-the-clock, timely care.

A Primary Health Care Team, including physicians and nurse practitioners, is available during the day (8:00am to 8:00pm). Overnight (8:00pm to 8:00am), a registered nurse and paramedic can provide urgent care assessment, in consultation with a physician. Physicians working with the STARS organization provide overnight consultation by telephone, an extension of the vital air medical health services STARS brought to Saskatchewan in 2012.

The CEC team is part of a broader, closely connected network of health professionals that includes: public health, mental health, chronic disease, and home care.  Access to other services including addictions, child and youth counselling, podiatry, dietitian, physiotherapy, and speech language pathology are also available.

The Shaunavon Hospital became the first facility within the Cypress Health Region to use the CEC model of care on November 4, 2013.

For more information on the Collaborative Emergency Centre model of care please visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website.