January 23, 2018 – Following an extensive review of Canadian provinces and health regions, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is amending the coverage of Continued Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy equipment and supplies for adults to better align with the funding models of most other jurisdictions, the region announced today.
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 22, 2017 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority announced today that incidents of influenza and influenza-like-illness is on the rise in Winnipeg hospitals. It was determined yesterday that a unit within HSC Winnipeg’s Children’s Hospital had identified two or more cases of flu within a seven day period, which classifies as an Influenza-like Illness Outbreak.
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.
December 13, 2017 – Believe it or not, a tropical blood parasite native to Latin America could be harmful to Canadians. Infectious diseases like malaria or Zika may have dominated recent headlines but Chagas – the “Kissing Bug” disease – is in the spotlight following the publication of a new case study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).
December 5, 2017 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority today announced extended access to primary care services at a number of Access Centres and existing primary care sites in the region as part of the ongoing consolidation of health services in Winnipeg.
December 6, 2017 -The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority today provided a construction update on the new Women’s Hospital at HSC Winnipeg and offered the public a sneak peak of the interior of the state-of-the-art, $232.9 million, 388,000-square-foot facility.