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Reactive Substance Partially Evacuates Health Sciences Centre

Reactive Substance Partially Evacuates Health Sciences Centre

Health Sciences Centre
Health Sciences Centre

Some staff working at the Health Sciences Centre were evacuated Monday after the discovery of a reactive substance.

A Winnipeg Regional Health Authority spokesperson says a small amount of the substance was found, which is “potentially reactive” in its dry form.

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HSC’s New $233M Women’s Hospital Has Delivery Date

HSC’s New $233M Women’s Hospital Has Delivery Date

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Health Sciences Centre’s new Women’s Hospital will open December 1, 2019. (ELLISDON)

WINNIPEG — This is one opening that took much longer than nine months to deliver.

With an original opening date slated for 2016, the new Women’s Hospital at the Health Sciences Centre will now open December 1, 2019. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the province announced the opening date Tuesday during a tour with stakeholders and media.

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Winnipeg Obstetrical Units to Increase Nurses After $2.3M in New Funding

Winnipeg Obstetrical Units to Increase Nurses After $2.3M in New Funding

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Minister Cameron Friesen speaks at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on March 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG — An injection of $2.3 million from the province will increase nursing levels at the city’s two obstetrical units.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority announced Monday the funding will allow the St. Boniface obstetrics unit to schedule an additional two nurses 24/7 from 12 to 14, plus a charge nurse.

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WRHA Diverting Ambulances Away from Concordia Hospital

WRHA Diverting Ambulances Away from Concordia Hospital

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Concordia Hospital (WIKIPEDIA)

WINNIPEG — A new protocol coming into effect will have ambulances diverted away from Concordia Hospital for the highest acuity patients.

Ambulances in Winnipeg will be rerouted to Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital or Grace Hospital for higher-acuity patients between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., while ambulances will direct the highest-acuity patients to those hospitals at all hours, beginning December 10.

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Real Cloutier Named WRHA President, CEO

Real Cloutier Named WRHA President, CEO

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Real Cloutier, WRHA president and CEO (LINKEDIN)

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has chosen its interim CEO to lead the organization on a permanent basis.

Real Cloutier was named president and CEO on Wednesday by the WRHA’s board of directors.

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Patient Wait Times Down Since Health System Overhaul: WRHA

Patient Wait Times Down Since Health System Overhaul: WRHA

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

WINNIPEG — Despite some monthly fluctuations, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says patient wait times to receive care at a hospital are generally trending downward.

The WRHA says median wait times were at or near the two-hour mark during the three years prior to the Healing Our Health System plan, which was rolled out in April 2017.

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