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Flu has arrived in Winnipeg: WRHA encourages people to stay home this holiday if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms

December 22, 2017 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority announced today that incidents of influenza and influenza-like-illness is on the rise in Winnipeg hospitals. It was determined yesterday that a unit within HSC Winnipeg’s Children’s Hospital had identified two or more cases of flu within a seven day period, which classifies as an Influenza-like Illness Outbreak.

Does Chagas disease present a health risk to Canadians?

December 13, 2017 – Believe it or not, a tropical blood parasite native to Latin America could be harmful to Canadians. Infectious diseases like malaria or Zika may have dominated recent headlines but Chagas – the “Kissing Bug” disease – is in the spotlight following the publication of a new case study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

WRHA introduces Walk-In Connected Care

December 5, 2017 – 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.

WRHA updates Healing our Health System plan

October 26, 2017 – 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.

Update on labour adjustment strategies

October 17, 2017 – 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.

WRHA updates Healing our Health System plan

September 26, 2017 – 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.