May 7, 2018 – It’s only been a few months since the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s Priority Home program debuted, but it’s already making a difference in its clients’ lives and in the lives of the nurses it employs.
May 7, 2018 – Registered nurse and certified asthma educator Nancy Ross is proud to be part of a team helping children and families dealing with asthma and food allergies breathe a little easier and lead healthier, more active lives.
May 7, 2018 – As she was training in university to become a registered psychiatric nurse, Sara Wikstrom looked forward to the day when she’d be able to guide patients along the road to improved mental health. What she didn’t know was that she’d soon be working on the forefront of a new technology – repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, more commonly called rTMS – that’s yielding promising results in patients with mild to moderate depression.
March 30, 2018 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) today announced a new protocol for transferring patient care from paramedics to emergency departments that will take effect April 11, 2018.
January 19, 2018 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is crediting recent consolidation efforts for the region's ability to manage an influx of lab-confirmed influenza cases that began in late December, while maintaining improved emergency department wait times.
January 9, 2018 – As demand on inpatient and critical care beds related to influenza remains high at Winnipeg hospitals, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) today confirmed that elective and non-emergency surgeries scheduled for this week will be postponed across the region.
December 20, 2017 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) today welcomed the release of the Wait Times Reduction Task Force report. The provincial report includes observations that reinforce the need for significant health system change and makes recommendations related to the region's ongoing clinical consolidation.
April 19, 2017 – The WRHA hopes to reduce the number of seniors discharged from hospital straight into a personal care home by about half through the creation of a new, short-term intensive home care service. The goal is to have this enhanced home care services program up and running in six months’ time.