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Health system addressing emergency, urgent care wait times

April 28, 2022 – Winnipeg's emergency departments and urgent care centres are taking initial steps to address patient wait times, implementing some immediate changes while engaging front-line staff and physicians in identifying longer-term solutions to existing patient flow challenges that developed throughout the pandemic, the Winnipeg Health Region and Shared Health reported today.

Health-care system prepares to welcome Ukrainian refugees

April 25, 2022 – Manitoba is known for having a large population of people of Ukrainian descent. So it only makes sense that our province is so willing to welcome people fleeing the war in Ukraine over the coming weeks and months.

Why do I volunteer?

April 25, 2022 – Volunteering at Concordia Hospital has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. Since I was little, I remember playing with my dolls and pretending to be a physician or a nurse.

Weather-related service delay update

April 14, 2022 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is deactivating the Severe Weather Response Plan for community health services, which includes home care services.

Dr. Joss Reimer accepts role of WRHA Chief Medical Officer

April 6, 2022 – Dr. Joss Reimer has accepted the role of Chief Medical Officer for the WRHA. Dr. Reimer comes to this role as a valued member of the WRHA's administrative and clinical teams through her work as the Medical Director of Population and Public Health. She is widely respected as a leader within the broader health care system, particularly through her most recent role as the Medical Lead and Official Spokesperson for the provincial Vaccine Implementation Taskforce.

Social Work is critical to pandemic recovery

March 28, 2022 – Social workers have always been essential to our health care system, supporting our community by providing and connecting people with the resources they need to improve their health, well-being and quality of life.

Text scam alert

March 18, 2022 – The WRHA has recently been made aware that members of the community are receiving text messages claiming to be from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority “WRHA” and asking recipients to click on an e-transfer link.

‘Dial Don't Drive’ saved my life

February 28, 2022 – I was having a heart attack. All the signs were there but I didn't think it could happen to me. The reality was, after 20 years of responding to medical emergencies with Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services (WFPS) as a District Chief of Paramedic Operations (DCPO), I was the one who needed help.

New treatment options available for those at greater risk from COVID-19

February 22, 2022 – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba's health care professionals have been clear that vaccination remains your best defense against the virus. That's still the case. It's reassuring to know, however, that new treatments for COVID-19 are now available, by referral, for adult patients who meet the required criteria.

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