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New HSC heliport to improve patient care

November 28, 2016 – Manitoba’s first hospital-based roof-top heliport became officially operational at Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Winnipeg today, improving access to care for critically ill and injured patients being airlifted to HSC.

WRHA investigating breach of personal health information

November 2, 2016 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) sent letters to patients this week to notify them that a paper billings file went missing from a diagnostic imaging office earlier this month. The file was stored in a locked room at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg in an area with swipe card access only. Patient information available in the file is limited and the WRHA does not believe the information will be exploited.

WRHA gets top marks for spinal cord injury program at HSC Winnipeg

August 10, 2016 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA)'s Spinal Cord Injury Program at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (HSC) - the only program of its kind in Manitoba - is one of the first in Canada to be successfully accredited according to standards developed by the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) and Accreditation Canada (AC) in 2012 and rolled out for AC site reviews across the country.

Grand opening celebration held for new MRI suite at Grace Hospital

June 30, 2016 – Construction is complete on the new MRI Suite at Grace Hospital, and the facility has been open and fully functional since mid-April. Today, those associated with the project came together to celebrate the achievement with a grand opening party.

Students with developmental disabilities join HSC Winnipeg to intern, learn employable skills

June 28, 2016 – Eleven high school students from Winnipeg with developmental disabilities will be studying higher education at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg beginning this fall.. The students are part of Project SEARCH, a one-year program dedicated to providing people with disabilities opportunities to learn relevant, marketable skills while immersed in a business.

STARS stocking blood for life-saving transfusions

June 21, 2016 – The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is the first air medical program in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions. Manitoba Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, Kelvin Goertzen visited the STARS Winnipeg base today to announce the new service offered by STARS in Manitoba.