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Tenders Going Out on St. Boniface Hospital ER Expansion

Tenders Going Out on St. Boniface Hospital ER Expansion

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WINNIPEG — Construction work will soon begin on the emergency department at St. Boniface Hospital as part of a $5 million expansion project.

A tender for a demolition contractor will be going out in the coming days for work to begin in April. Construction on the 2,214-square-foot emergency department expansion will begin early this summer.

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Wait Times Improve as Staff Manage Flu Intake Patients: WRHA

Wait Times Improve as Staff Manage Flu Intake Patients: WRHA

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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)

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says patient wait times have improved in recent weeks, despite a spike in visits by people suffering from the flu.

The WRHA opened 70 over-capacity beds to handle the intake and another 68 beds, that would normally accommodate surgical patients, were temporarily repurposed.

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Spike in Flu Patients Prompts WRHA to Postpone Elective Surgeries

Spike in Flu Patients Prompts WRHA to Postpone Elective Surgeries

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A flu vaccine is injected in Montreal, Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

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.

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Flu Season Prompts Visitor Restrictions at HSC Children’s Hospital

Flu Season Prompts Visitor Restrictions at HSC Children’s Hospital

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A flu vaccine is injected in Montreal, Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has put visitor restrictions in place in the neonatal intensive care units at HSC Winnipeg to prevent the spread of influenza.

Flu season is well underway, despite the warmer than normal winter temperatures, affecting babies with severe respiratory infections such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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WRHA Shifts QuickCare Health Services to Access Centres

WRHA Shifts QuickCare Health Services to Access Centres

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If you were a regular user of QuickCare Clinics, you’ll have to go to an Access Centre for the same health care beginning in 2018.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is shifting services away from QCCs, as well as staff, resources and equipment, to the St. Boniface, Nor’west and Fort Garry Access locations. The only exception will be McGregor Avenue Quick Care location, which will remain operational.

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WRHA Shifting Nurse Schedules at St. Boniface Hospital, HSC

WRHA Shifting Nurse Schedules at St. Boniface Hospital, HSC

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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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