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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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Deer Lodge Centre Adds New Beds for Behavioural Needs Patients

Deer Lodge Centre Adds New Beds for Behavioural Needs Patients

Deer Lodge Centre
Deer Lodge Centre (WRHA)

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has added 11 new beds to Deer Lodge Centre for seniors with behavioural or psychological symptoms related to dementia.

The beds serve an ongoing need for resident supports and will be located in the centre’s special needs behavioural unit (SNBU).

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WRHA Shifting Nurse Schedules at St. Boniface Hospital, HSC

WRHA Shifting Nurse Schedules at St. Boniface Hospital, HSC

St. Boniface Hospital

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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Manitoba’s Health-Care: Expectations Versus Reality

Manitoba’s Health-Care: Expectations Versus Reality

By Ken Waddell, Neepawa Banner & Press

Emergency Room

I hear from a lot of people. I also read a lot of other people’s words. On the topic of health care last week, someone said a person complained they waited 10 hours in an emergency room to get medical attention. The patient was asked, “So, did you die?” The obvious answer was that they didn’t die. “So, why were you in an ER then?”

The ER was being misused, as it often is. ERs are used as walk-in clinics, as urgent care facilities, as well as ERs. It happens for many reasons and any effort to make better use of staff and facilities is to be commended.

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WRHA Reduces Number of Public Health Flu Clinics

WRHA Reduces Number of Public Health Flu Clinics

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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)

WINNIPEG — The number of public health flu clinics has been reduced this season as more people turn to other means of getting the shot, not the flu.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says improved access to nurse practitioners and family physicians has resulted in an increase in people utilizing other options to obtain the influenza vaccine.

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WRHA Reveals First Phase of Health-Care Changes for Oct. 3

WRHA Reveals First Phase of Health-Care Changes for Oct. 3

Victoria General Hospital
Victoria General Hospital’s emergency department will close on October 3. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The first phase of changes to the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s system overhaul has been revealed.

Most health-care changes will begin taking shape on October 3, including the conversion of Victoria Hospital’s emergency department to an urgent care centre.

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WRHA Launching Home-Care Program to Fill Gaps During Hospital Transition

WRHA Launching Home-Care Program to Fill Gaps During Hospital Transition

Kelvin Goertzen
Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is launching a new transitional home-care service to fill the gaps for patients who would otherwise be placed into long-term care once leaving a hospital.

The Priority Home program is part of the government’s Healing our Health System plan, first introduced last spring.

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Union Holds ‘Care Comes First’ Rally to Voice Health Care Concerns

Union Holds ‘Care Comes First’ Rally to Voice Health Care Concerns

By Sarah Klein

Victoria General Hospital
Victoria General Hospital is one of the Winnipeg hospitals that will soon close its emergency room. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — The union representing Manitoba health care workers launched a new campaign during a rally Wednesday to encourage the province to reverse cuts to the health care system.

Care Comes First is a campaign by the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union (MGEU), set to include outdoor, TV and online advertising.

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