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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.

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.