The Prince Albert Parkland Regional Health Authority is responsible for the delivery of health-care services for an area of about 29,000 square kilometers in central Saskatchewan. It includes Kinistino in the southeast and Big River in the northwest, and goes from Candle Lake in the northeast to Hafford in the southwest.
Prince Albert Parkland has a population of 82,578 people (Ministry of Health Covered Population June 30, 2014). The largest community is the City of Prince Albert, with a population exceeding 44,000. Other communities from which health-services are based include Shellbrook, Birch Hills, Spiritwood, Big River, Leask, Canwood, Leoville, Hafford, Blaine Lake, Candle Lake, and Debden. There are 12 First Nations located within Prince Albert Parkland, with a total on-reserve population of more than 9,000 people.
The Prince Albert Parkland Regional Health Authority board of directors is appointed by the Minister of Health. For more on the RHA board of directors go to Board of Directors.
The Regional Health Authority board of directors hires a Chief Executive Officer. The CEO reports on the Region’s achievement of goals, the results of measurements, and compliance to policy based on strategic goals approved by the board of directors. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization. For more on the RHA’s administration go to Senior Management.
The Prince Albert Parkland RHA has more than 2,500 employees (1975.23 full-time equivalents) working in 24-hour facilities and community-based programs, providing services to more than 2,000 individuals every day, including long-term care residents, mental health clients, service at home or hospital inpatients. In addition to providing health care services to the population of the region, Prince Albert Parkland is a source of specialized health care services to people throughout northeast and northern Saskatchewan. See Region at a Glance.