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Emergency department wait times see sustained improvement

April 17, 2018 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) today released preliminary year-end wait times for 2017/18, showing an overall 16 per cent improvement in wait times since the region began implementing consolidation strategies in October 2017.

WRHA wait times improve despite difficult flu season

January 19, 2018 – 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.

Flu continues to impact city health facilities

January 9, 2018 – As demand on inpatient and critical care beds related to influenza remains high at Winnipeg hospitals, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) today confirmed that elective and non-emergency surgeries scheduled for this week will be postponed across the region.

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.

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