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WRHA announces opening of new pop-up testing site

July 23, 2020 – A new pop-up site for COVID-19 testing has been opened in Winnipeg, in order to accommodate a surge of public demand for testing which has resulted in a third consecutive day of record testing numbers.

COVID-19 Testing at 1284 Main St. Closed Today

July 2, 2020 – The COVID-19 testing site at 1284 Main St., the MPI location will be closed at noon today for the remainder of the day due to lack of shelter from extremely high temperatures.

Winnipeg’s growing population facing inequity in healthy living

December 18, 2019 – All five health regions across Manitoba released their Community Health Assessment Reports today, including the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA). The Winnipeg-based report highlights the city’s growing population as one that is enjoying a longer life expectancy of nearly a full year more than it did five years ago.

WRHA to focus on recruitment, patient flow following clinical reorganization

October 31, 2019 – 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.

WRHA CEO announces retirement

October 17, 2019 – After more than 31 years in health care – including 2½ years as CEO of the WRHA – Réal Cloutier today announced his retirement.

Home care weather delays

October 10, 2019 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is advising residents of Winnipeg that community health services – home care services in particular – may be affected over the next few days, due to stormy weather.

Seven Oaks Urgent Care Centre opens July 22

July 9, 2019 – 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.

Concordia Hospital Urgent Care Centre to open June 3

May 29, 2019 – The emergency department at Concordia Hospital will become a 24/7 Urgent Care Centre on Monday, June 3, while similar changes remain on track at Seven Oaks General Hospital for September, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and Shared Health announced today.

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