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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.”

New HSC heliport to improve patient care

November 28, 2016 – Manitoba’s first hospital-based roof-top heliport became officially operational at Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Winnipeg today, improving access to care for critically ill and injured patients being airlifted to HSC.

WRHA investigating breach of personal health information

November 2, 2016 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) sent letters to patients this week to notify them that a paper billings file went missing from a diagnostic imaging office earlier this month. The file was stored in a locked room at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg in an area with swipe card access only. Patient information available in the file is limited and the WRHA does not believe the information will be exploited.