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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.

Advance Care Planning provides you with a voice in your health care

March 6, 2020 – The ability to communicate with others is essential to the expression of who we are, what we believe and what we need. What happens then, when that ability is taken from us at a time of health crisis – when we do not have the capacity to share our wishes and our needs with our loved ones? How do we speak for ourselves when we have lost our voice? The answer, is advance care planning.

Interpreters making health care safer, more accessible

February 28, 2020 – Imagine going to your physician to seek help with a significant health care concern. Now imagine you can’t understand one another because neither of you speak the same language. That’s a scenario that plays out an average of more than 80 times a day in doctor’s offices and health care facilities throughout the city, and it’s a significant barrier for both patients and health care staff.

PALS program helps people with disabilities forge meaningful friendships

February 21, 2020 – If the people with whom you spend almost all your time were only there because they got paid, how lonely would that make you feel? Studies show that people with developmental disabilities can have nearly 800 paid staff cycle through their lives, yet many do not have friends who are there simply because they choose to be.

Clinic sheds light on rare inherited heart rhythm conditions

February 14, 2020 – The number of cases isn't large, but for families who have had a loved one die suddenly from an undiagnosed heart rhythm condition, the effects are devastating.  In addition, learning that other members of the family may be subject to the same condition is cause for even more worry and anxiety.

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