The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region is part of a provincial effort to transform Saskatchewan's Healthcare System.

The Saskatchewan Healthcare Management System utilizes Lean management tools to promote continuous quality improvement. Prince Albert Parkland’s efforts include improvements for patient safety, quality and access in all program areas. This section provides information about the work that has been done during improvement activities, including results of Rapid Process Improvement Workshops, Kanban, and Mistake Proofing.

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Victoria Hospital redevelopment planning

The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region received funding from the Government of Saskatchewan to plan for the redevelopment of the Victoria Hospital. The process being used to develop the design and plan is called “3P”, which stands for production preparation process. It uses Lean principles focusing on the flows and wastes in a facility to develop an optimal design. Three 3P events were held between January 2014 and May 2015, bringing together staff members, physicians, partners, and patient representatives to look at the how to best design new and renovated space at the Victoria Hospital.

Healthy Quality Council

Saskatchewan's Health Quality Council was created by government in 2002, in response to a recommendation from Commissioner Ken Fyke in his report “Caring for Medicare: Sustaining a Quality System.” Saskatchewan was the first province in Canada to establish a Quality Council. Find out more about the Health Quality Council


The Better website shares the story of how Lean is being used to make health care better and safer in Saskatchewan.