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Health-Care Workers Plan Rally to Save Concordia Hospital ER

Health-Care Workers Plan Rally to Save Concordia Hospital ER

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Concordia Hospital (WIKIPEDIA)

WINNIPEG — A group of health-care workers plan to rally on Tuesday to save the Concordia Hospital emergency room from closing next spring.

As part of the province’s second phase of its Healing our Health System plan, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority will close the Concordia ER in June 2019.

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Province Funding $424K Pilot Project at Child Protection Centre

Province Funding $424K Pilot Project at Child Protection Centre

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The Manitoba government is investing $424,000 into a new pilot project at Winnipeg’s Child Protection Centre.

The funding will be allocated to increase the number of medical and specialized assessments for children who are newly apprehended or at risk of coming into care of Child and Family Services.

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WRHA Sets Timeline for Concordia Hospital’s ER Closure, Seven Oaks Conversion

WRHA Sets Timeline for Concordia Hospital’s ER Closure, Seven Oaks Conversion

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Concordia Hospital (WIKIPEDIA)

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.

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New Grace Hospital Emergency Department Opening

New Grace Hospital Emergency Department Opening

Grace Hospital Emergency Department
The new Grace Hospital emergency department will open on May 29. (MANITOBA GOVERNMENT)

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.

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Nurse Inappropriately Accessed Patients’ Information: WRHA

Nurse Inappropriately Accessed Patients’ Information: WRHA

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The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is alerting 1,756 patients that their private information was inappropriately accessed by an emergency department nurse.

The WRHA says the breach occurred when the nurse had access to the emergency department information system at one site, but accessed private patient details while working at Grace Hospital.

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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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