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WRHA announces Priority Home

September 20, 2017 – 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.

WRHA announces new transitional care beds

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

Improvements to patient care the focus of WRHA capital investments

August 14, 2017 – 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.

Study suggests residential care premature for many seniors

July 11, 2017 – A report released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) suggests that approximately one-third of seniors entering long term residential care could potentially live at home with appropriate support.

WRHA announces manage to budget initiatives

July 11, 2017 – 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.

WRHA provides timeline for change

June 14, 2017 – 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.

Heliport at HSC Winnipeg to welcome Ornge Air Ambulance

May 1, 2017 – Starting today, the helipad at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (HSC) will be able to accept incoming air ambulance transfers from Ornge Air Ambulance services from Ontario. Ornge coordinates all aspects of Ontario’s air ambulance system.

Broad improvements for health care in Winnipeg

April 7, 2017 – 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.

One in four people over the age of 70 experience delirium in hospital

March 14, 2017 – “Older people, especially those with dementia, have a higher risk of developing delirium, but it can affect any seriously ill person, even children,” says Dr. Rakesh Arora, Cardiac Surgeon with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and iDelirium team member. “Severely-ill or cognitively compromised people are most at risk including those in intensive care, geriatric or palliative care units.”