By Tyler Sutherland
WINNIPEG — Concordia Hospital will be home to a new walk-in connected care clinic next summer.
The province is opening the clinic to treat patients in need of same-day health-care services.
“This project builds on Concordia Hospital’s strength in family medicine and enhances the hospital’s role as a health resource to the surrounding community,” said Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen on Wednesday.
“The changes will provide improved access to primary care providers in East Kildonan, North Kildonan and Transcona while extending the hours of walk-in care for the community.”
Concordia’s emergency room will close in June 2019 as the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the province implement system-wide changes to cut down on patient wait times and reduce costs.
Goertzen says as many as half the people who come to Concordia’s emergency department on a daily basis could be appropriately cared for by physicians within a walk-in connected care clinic.
The clinic will operate with extended hours daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The clinic will also have laboratory and diagnostic services on-site.