May 7, 2010

Women's Hospital Celebrates Diamond Anniversary

60 years of providing care to Winnipeg women

Staff and distinguished guests gathered May 8 to acknowledge the Women's Hospital's 60 years of providing care to Winnipeg moms and their babies.

Much has changed over the past six decades. Technology has improved. So has awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and how to best do it so both mom and baby thrive.

To commemorate 60 years of women's health and advancements in obstetrical and gynaecological health, Health Minister Theresa Oswald has proclaimed May 2 - 8, 2010 Women's Hospital Week.

Tell us your Women's Hospital story

Whether you're a woman who gave birth at the Women's Hospital, a child who was born there or a health care provider, we want to hear from you. You can help make this diamond anniversary special by sharing your story.

When most Winnipeggers think about the flood of 1950, they don't think about moms and babies. But we do! The Maternity Pavilion of Winnipeg General Hospital, now the Health Science Centre Women's Hospital, welcomed its first patients on May 6, 1950. It happened while the rising Red River forced the evacuation of hospitals and communities across Manitoba.

Now we're asking for a flood of stories that celebrate women's healthcare in Manitoba, from the past to the present.

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