Swift Current MLA Everett Hindley has stepped into a new role in the provincial cabinet.
Premier Scott Moe announced multiple changes yesterday, including Hindley's new responsibility as Minister of Health.
“I’m just very fortunate to continue to serve as the MLA for Swift Current, and grateful for the opportunity and the responsibility given to me by the premier,” Hindley said. “I take this very seriously and I’m looking forward to building upon some of the work that was done in my previous role as the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors, and Rural and Remote Health–and very much looking forward to being able to work very closely with the new Minister of that portfolio, Tim Mcleod from Moose Jaw, who I’m sure will do an admirable job as well.”
Hindley was appointed as his previous role in November of 2020, the same year he was re-elected as MLA for Swift Current.
Among being a supporter and member of his local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Kiwanis Club of Swift Current, he upholds an active presence in his home community while maintaining relationships in communities around the province.
As he steps into the position of Minister of Health, Hindley voiced excitement and eagerness to continue taking part in Saskatchewan's many healthcare projects underway, including building new hospitals, creating more long-term care facilities, constructing the first two urgent care centres in the province’s history, adding a new parkade for Regina’s hospital, and more.
"These are important capital investments for our province and we’re going to continue to do these things," said Hindley. "I'm really looking forward to continue building our Health Human Resources team. It was roughly a year ago that we launched the HHR Action Plan to recruit, train, incentivize, and retain healthcare workers, and we've seen some benefits as a result of that; people being hired into these new, permanent, full-time positions, and that's alleviating some of the temporary service disruptions we see out there. But we know there's more work to do."
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