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WRHA Shifting Nurse Schedules at St. Boniface Hospital, HSC

WRHA Shifting Nurse Schedules at St. Boniface Hospital, HSC

St. Boniface Hospital

Changes to nursing schedules at St. Boniface Hospital will affect more than 1,000 positions as the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority continues to carry out changes to the health-care system as initiated by the provincial government last spring.

An additional 50 nurses will be recruited to work at St. Boniface as a result.

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Manitoba’s Health-Care: Expectations Versus Reality

Manitoba’s Health-Care: Expectations Versus Reality

By Ken Waddell, Neepawa Banner & Press

Emergency Room

I hear from a lot of people. I also read a lot of other people’s words. On the topic of health care last week, someone said a person complained they waited 10 hours in an emergency room to get medical attention. The patient was asked, “So, did you die?” The obvious answer was that they didn’t die. “So, why were you in an ER then?”

The ER was being misused, as it often is. ERs are used as walk-in clinics, as urgent care facilities, as well as ERs. It happens for many reasons and any effort to make better use of staff and facilities is to be commended.

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Winnipeg Campaign Aims to Normalize Breastfeeding in Public

Winnipeg Campaign Aims to Normalize Breastfeeding in Public

Baby

Life-sized images of breastfeeding mothers are popping up across Winnipeg as part of a new campaign.

World Breastfeeding Week is October 1-7 and the Winnipeg Breastfeeding Network has collaborated with researchers from the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba to encourage a more supportive society for breastfeeding women.

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WRHA Reduces Number of Public Health Flu Clinics

WRHA Reduces Number of Public Health Flu Clinics

Flu Shot
A nurse working for Vancouver Island Vaccine loads a syringe with flu vaccine for injection at the Victoria Clipper Terminal in Victoria Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004 (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody)

WINNIPEG — The number of public health flu clinics has been reduced this season as more people turn to other means of getting the shot, not the flu.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says improved access to nurse practitioners and family physicians has resulted in an increase in people utilizing other options to obtain the influenza vaccine.

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WRHA Reveals First Phase of Health-Care Changes for Oct. 3

WRHA Reveals First Phase of Health-Care Changes for Oct. 3

Victoria General Hospital
Victoria General Hospital’s emergency department will close on October 3. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The first phase of changes to the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s system overhaul has been revealed.

Most health-care changes will begin taking shape on October 3, including the conversion of Victoria Hospital’s emergency department to an urgent care centre.

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Time to Rethink Manitoba’s Health-Care Funding: Waddell

Time to Rethink Manitoba’s Health-Care Funding: Waddell

By Ken Waddell, myWestman

Blood Pressure
(Blood pressure measuring image via Shutterstock)

NEEPAWA, Man. — The Manitoba government put out three fairly major announcements this past week. Finance Minister Cameron Friesen announced that the deficit for the 2016-17 year ending last March 31 will be less than anticipated. The province will still spend more than they took in, but the losses are apparently slowing down. The minister also announced some progress in reducing “red tape” which is a commonly used nickname for excessive government regulations. According to Friesen, there are 906,824 regulations. Quite frankly, I think he has missed a few. Government red tape is a most frustrating thing and it often stands in the way of progress, just ask any town council or developer about that topic.

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WRHA Launching Home-Care Program to Fill Gaps During Hospital Transition

WRHA Launching Home-Care Program to Fill Gaps During Hospital Transition

Kelvin Goertzen
Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is launching a new transitional home-care service to fill the gaps for patients who would otherwise be placed into long-term care once leaving a hospital.

The Priority Home program is part of the government’s Healing our Health System plan, first introduced last spring.

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Doors Officially Open at Selkirk Regional Health Centre

Doors Officially Open at Selkirk Regional Health Centre

Selkirk Regional Health Centre
Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen speaks at the opening of the new Selkirk Regional Health Centre in Selkirk, Manitoba on Thursday, September 14, 2017. (LINDSEY ENNS / THE SELKIRK RECORD)

The ribbon has been cut on Manitoba’s newest regional hospital.

The Selkirk Regional Health Centre officially opened Thursday, showcasing its 180,506 square-foot facility that created two times the health-care space compared to its previous centre.

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