WINNIPEG — The second phase of the province’s plan to overhaul the health-care system in Manitoba is being rolled out.
With the recent opening of the remodelled and expanded Grace Hospital ER, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says it will close Concordia Hospital’s emergency department in June 2019 and convert Seven Oaks General Hospital’s emergency department to an urgent care centre in September 2019.
WINNIPEG — A new emergency department at Grace Hospital will begin accepting patients on Tuesday following a $43.8 million upgrade.
The 38,000-square-foot space is now five times larger than its old unit. It includes a larger ambulance bay equipped to handle the major incident response vehicle (MIRV), if required. It will also act to reduce patient off-load times, and allow for additional assessment and treatment rooms and spaces, as well as a physical connection to the ACCESS Winnipeg West walk-in clinic.
The pediatric cardiology clinic at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg is in store to be redeveloped and relocated.
Manitoba Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen says the relocation will centralize and streamline a “fragmented system,” resulting in improved accessibility and quality care for children in need of cardiology services.
A rise in the number of patients attending Winnipeg hospitals for treatment of flu-like symptoms has prompted the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority to postpone elective and non-emergency surgeries scheduled for this week.
“We are dealing with a particularly tough flu season which has resulted in very busy emergency departments and a resulting increase in demand for in-patient beds,” said Dr. Bruce Roe, vice-president and chief medical officer at the WRHA.