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Manitobans’ sacrifices have helped flatten curve

June 1, 2020 – When the COVID-19 pandemic first emerged earlier this year in Manitoba, public health officials were required to take steps to balance risks of widespread transmission with the need to ensure critical functions of our society remained in place.

Pandemic poses challenges for those providing palliative care

May 25, 2020 – As health care providers across the world have discovered, there's nothing like a pandemic to make a difficult job even harder. That's certainly been the case for members of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Palliative Care Program. Palliative care, also called end-of-life or hospice care, focuses on comfort and quality of life for people of all ages affected by life-threatening illness.

Klinic nurse specializes in wrap-around care

May 11, 2020 – It would be easy to chalk up Molly Brett's enthusiasm for Klinic Community Health to the last six years she has spent working there as a practical care nurse. Dig a little deeper, though, and you'll find that her association with the landmark Portage Avenue community health clinic is more than an accident of employment.

Cardiac intensive care nurses take pandemic response to heart

May 11, 2020 – Under normal circumstances, St. Boniface Hospital's Intensive Care Cardiac Sciences unit (ICCS) is focused solely on the care of critically-ill patients with a heart issue. But, like so many other facets of life these days, the unit's definition of "normal" has had to change with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic thrusts Health Links – Info Santé into the spotlight

May 11, 2020 – There's nothing like a great performance to elevate a long-time supporting player to sudden stardom. That's certainly been the case for Health Links – Info Santé, the flagship program of the Provincial Health Contact Centre at Misericordia Health Centre.

Feeling right at home

May 11, 2020 – Most of us dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic have been scrupulously following advice to not allow visitors into our homes. But for a number of clients of the WRHA's Home Care program, Jay Barayuga's presence is a reassuring and necessary sight.

Infection prevention efforts predate current pandemic

May 11, 2020 – This isn't Diane Robson's first rodeo. With more than 35 years of experience as an Infection Prevention and Control Professional at St. Boniface Hospital, Robson, who is also a registered nurse, has a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, and a Masters in Education, has worked her way through several infection control efforts and pandemics.

Home Care program adjusts for pandemic

April 27, 2020 – It's a story many of us are familiar with: a family member has a fall or receives news of a chronic condition and is admitted to hospital. After they are treated for their most serious symptoms, they are cleared to head home — but things are not the same. They need more help to move about the house. Perhaps they have an additional medication requirement, or need assistance to get in and out of bed, get dressed and more.

Full statement on CEO travel

March 27, 2020 – Clinical and system leaders from across the province have been involved in the management of planning and preparation on a daily and hourly basis since well before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Manitoba's response has been swift, decisive, caring and professional.

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