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Like a breath of fresh air

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.

Nurses using advanced technology, therapies to treat mental health issues

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.

WRHA wait times improve despite difficult flu season

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.

Flu continues to impact city health facilities

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.

WRHA welcomes final report of the Wait Times Reduction Task Force

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.

Short-term intensive home care service on the way

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.

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