Updates

November 28, 2019
CIHI data shows WRHA performing well on the majority of health indicators
Data released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) indicates the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s (WRHA)*  performance is either average or better than average for 69% of the health indicators that it monitors.

October 31, 2019
WRHA to focus on recruitment, patient flow following clinical reorganization
With the major clinical changes to Winnipeg’s health-care system now largely completed, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is taking steps to stabilize day-to-day operations across the newly modernized system, focusing on initiatives to increase the nursing workforce and improve patient flow.

July 9, 2019
Seven Oaks Urgent Care Centre opens July 22
The emergency department at Seven Oaks General Hospital will become an Urgent Care Centre on Monday, July 22, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority announced today.

June 3, 2019
Concordia Hospital Urgent Care Centre now open
The Urgent Care Centre at Concordia Hospital opened at 7 a.m. today, and is now available to provide service to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The transition from the emergency department took place seamlessly this morning, with no interruption in service to patients.

May 29, 2019
Concordia Hospital Urgent Care Centre to open June 3
The emergency department at Concordia Hospital will transition to a 24/7 Urgent Care Centre effective June 3, while the transition of Seven Oaks General Hospital’s emergency department remains on track to occur in September 2019.

January 28, 2019
Nursing staff to increase at Winnipeg obstetrics units
Winnipeg’s two obstetrical units are receiving an additional $2.3 million annually to hire more baseline staff, to deal with an increase in the number of babies being born on the units.

December 18, 2018
Better health care sooner for intravenous clients as program launches centralized service in new location
The Community Intravenous program (CIVP) has consolidated their service at Misericordia Health Centre (MHC). The move better supports CIVP to bring together an inter-professional team of infectious disease physicians, nurses, pharmacists and administrative staff to care for clients in one place.

December 14, 2018
Mental health Centres of Excellence in Winnipeg will facilitate better health care sooner for patients
Newly renovated mental health in-patient units at Victoria Hospital will welcome their first clients next week, representing a significant milestone in the planned reorganization of mental health services in Winnipeg.

November 22, 2018
More Manitobans to regain vision, mobility thanks to surgical funding announcement
Cynthia Veli spent more than a decade living in the dark, even in broad daylight. But now, thanks to a recent operation to remove cataracts, the 52-year-old woman has her vision back – along with her independence and happiness.

June 13, 2018
Province announces Walk-In Connected Care clinic to open at Concordia Hospital
A Walk-In Connected Care clinic opening at Concordia Hospital next summer will provide access to care for area residents in need of same-day health-care services, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.

May 31, 2018
ED to Urgent Care: transition a team effort at Victoria
A conversation with Cynthia Posner, a Registered Nurse at Victoria General Hospital’s Urgent Care centre.

May 31, 2018
WRHA announces details for next phase of health service consolidation
Building upon accomplishments already realized through the implementation of Phase I of our Healing our Health System plan, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) announced details and timelines today for changes coming to the system during Phase II of the plan. The consolidation of health services is designed to improve wait times, ensure access to timely care for patients and support enhanced work environments for our staff.

May 24, 2018
State-of-the-art emergency department to open next week at Winnipeg’s Grace Hospital
A new state-of-the-art emergency department will open at Grace Hospital on Tuesday and is expected to treat 35,000 patients this year, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.

March 30, 2018
Transfer of care improvements allow WFPS crews more service time in Winnipeg communities
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) today announced a new protocol for transferring patient care from paramedics to emergency departments that will take effect April 11, 2018. Starting that Wednesday, WFPS will remain with patients up to 45 minutes in the emergency department and emergency department staff will assume responsibility for each patient within 45 minutes of the ambulance arriving.

January 31, 2018
George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation and WRHA release interim evaluation of Healing our Health System plan
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) today released an interim evaluation of the first three months of the region’s phase one of clinical consolidation.

January 23, 2018
WRHA announces changes in funding for Continued Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy equipment
Following an extensive review of Canadian provinces and health regions, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is amending the coverage of Continued Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy equipment and supplies for adults to better align with the funding models of most other jurisdictions, the region announced today.

January 19, 2018
WRHA wait times improve despite difficult flu season
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is crediting recent consolidation efforts for the region’s ability to manage an influx of lab-confirmed influenza cases that began in late December, while maintaining improved emergency department wait times.

December 20, 2017
WRHA welcomes final report of the Wait Times Reduction Task Force
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) today welcomed the release of the Wait Times Reduction Task Force report. The provincial report includes observations that reinforce the need for significant health system change and makes recommendations related to the region’s ongoing clinical consolidation.

December 5, 2017
WRHA introduces Walk-In Connected Care
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority today announced extended access to primary care services at a number of Access Centres and existing primary care sites in the region as part of the ongoing consolidation of health services in Winnipeg.

October 26, 2017
WRHA updates Healing our Health System Plan
Three weeks into the first phase of clinical consolidation, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) provided an update on the implementation of the changes to health care services in the region, including some early observations of the robust strategy developed to monitor effects on patient flow, safety, patient experience and the workforce.

October 17, 2017
Update on labour adjustment strategies
Today, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) provided an update on labour adjustment processes for several facilities and job classifications across the region. These changes come as the WRHA updates staffing models to improve patient care in support of the region’s clinical consolidation plan.

October 6, 2017
WRHA announces consolidation of ambulatory care clinics
WRHA’s medicine program announced today the consolidation of ambulatory care clinics into 33,000 square feet of space on the property where the former Ellen Douglass School now stands.

September 26, 2017
WRHA updates Healing our Health System plan
Today, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) provided a detailed overview of the planning and preparation that has gone in to ensuring the health care system is prepared for the first wave of changes associated with the consolidation of health care services intended to improve quality and timeliness of patient care.

September 20, 2017
WRHA announces Priority Home
Today the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) unveiled Priority Home, a new transitional home care service designed to support individuals at home who might otherwise be prematurely placed into long term care from hospital or community.

September 7, 2017
WRHA announces new transitional care beds
Sixty-five new transitional beds will open later this fall in support of improved patient care within the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

August 15, 2017
WRHA details implementation for Phase I of clinical plan to improve health care services
Today the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) provided an update on the health care service reorganization and consolidation reforms being undertaken to improve access to health care services through a more integrated and sustainable health care system.

August 14, 2017
Improvements to patient care the focus of WRHA capital investments
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) today announced a number of capital investments to support the consolidation of clinical services and improve patient care. The investments include enhancements to emergency departments and improved treatment spaces for seniors, mental health patients and the most seriously ill patients at city hospitals. The investments will ensure patients are receiving the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

July 11, 2017
WRHA announces manage to budget initiatives
In response to the provincial mandate issued in February of 2017, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has committed to saving $83 million and balancing its budget in the 2017/18 fiscal year. The savings initiatives announced today keep the WRHA on track to successfully fulfill those mandates.

June 23, 2017
New hours of operation at Misericordia Urgent Care
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority today announced new hours of operation for the Misericordia Urgent Care Centre (MUCC), beginning July 5, 2017.  New patients will be accepted seven days per week between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.

June 14, 2017
Healing health care requires bold action
As doctors working in our health system, we offer this prescription: let’s take bold action now to establish a health system that is more responsive to the needs of our patients and that is sustainable today and into the future.

June 14, 2017
WRHA provides timeline for change
Building upon previously announced broad changes, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority today provided a detailed update on progress towards the consolidation of health care services, with improved quality and timeliness of patient care at the forefront.

April 7, 2017
Broad improvements for health care in Winnipeg
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) today announced broad changes aimed at improving the quality of health care and strengthening the system that provides it.