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HSC Winnipeg introduces additional measures to enhance safety in hospital

October 30, 2018 – Continuing to put patients first and improve safety for all, HSC Winnipeg will begin to better control access to the hospital by public and visitors after 8:30 p.m. On a trial basis, after-hours visiting to adult medicine, surgery, rehab and addictions inpatient care units will be limited. Adult and Children’s Emergency departments (EDs) will remain open-access 24/7.

Trend reveals wait times, length of stay in decline

October 23, 2018 – Wait times for emergency and urgent care departments across the Winnipeg health region have been improving since the initiation of the Healing Our Health System transition plan, in April 2017.

WRHA announces Phase II plans

May 31, 2018 – Building on the success achieved through the first phase of the Healing our Health System plan, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) today announced details and timelines for the implementation of the next phase of health service consolidation designed to improve wait times and access to timely care for patients.

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority addresses PHIA breach

May 1, 2018 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) announced today that an extensive audit has confirmed a breach of the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA). A nurse with access to the emergency department information system (EDIS) for their work at one site accessed information inappropriately while working at Grace Hospital outside of the emergency department.

Emergency department wait times see sustained improvement

April 17, 2018 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) today released preliminary year-end wait times for 2017/18, showing an overall 16 per cent improvement in wait times since the region began implementing consolidation strategies in October 2017.