Individuals who are treated in emergency departments for a variety of medical reasons do not necessarily need to be admitted into hospital. Sometimes, their convalescence can best be managed in the community with some planning and assistance.
Quick Response Program exists to help people in Saskatoon Hospital emergency departments, who do not need to be admitted, but require additonal services to manage in the community. Quick Response Program staff actively seek out persons in the emergency department who require such services. While many referrals come from the emergency department staff, anyone can refer a person in the emergency department to Quick Response Program. Quick Response Program staff speak with the person and any family members or friends who are with the person. They will provide information on public and private services that can be accessed. They can also provide linkage to other agencies, such as social services and mobile crisis unit.
Quick Response Program is available 7 days/week from 7:00 a.m. to midnite.
Community Quick Response Program reviews all requests for assessments (RFA) received by Central Intake to determine whether they meet the criteria for Short Term Service or Supportive Care. If the client meets the criteria for Short Term Service an assessment and care plan for services is completed. If the client is Supportive Care the RFA is forwarded to the appropriate client care coodinator. Provide, intake, care planning and case management services for all of CPAS and hospital discharges after normal working hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and on weekends.