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Advance Care Planning provides you with a voice in your health care

March 6, 2020 – The ability to communicate with others is essential to the expression of who we are, what we believe and what we need. What happens then, when that ability is taken from us at a time of health crisis – when we do not have the capacity to share our wishes and our needs with our loved ones? How do we speak for ourselves when we have lost our voice? The answer, is advance care planning.

Interpreters making health care safer, more accessible

February 28, 2020 – Imagine going to your physician to seek help with a significant health care concern. Now imagine you can’t understand one another because neither of you speak the same language. That’s a scenario that plays out an average of more than 80 times a day in doctor’s offices and health care facilities throughout the city, and it’s a significant barrier for both patients and health care staff.

PALS program helps people with disabilities forge meaningful friendships

February 21, 2020 – If the people with whom you spend almost all your time were only there because they got paid, how lonely would that make you feel? Studies show that people with developmental disabilities can have nearly 800 paid staff cycle through their lives, yet many do not have friends who are there simply because they choose to be.

Clinic sheds light on rare inherited heart rhythm conditions

February 14, 2020 – The number of cases isn't large, but for families who have had a loved one die suddenly from an undiagnosed heart rhythm condition, the effects are devastating.  In addition, learning that other members of the family may be subject to the same condition is cause for even more worry and anxiety.

Nurses help Point Douglas to lead in HPV vaccinations

February 7, 2020 – It’s a fact that in the last 60 years, immunization has saved more lives in Canada than any other medical intervention. Vaccines have cut rates of diseases like diphtheria and measles by 100 and 99 per cent respectively since they were first introduced.

Winnipeg's growing population facing inequity in healthy living

December 18, 2019 – All five health regions across Manitoba released their Community Health Assessment Reports today, including the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA). The Winnipeg-based report highlights the city's growing population as one that is enjoying a longer life expectancy of nearly a full year more than it did five years ago.

Your health system update

November 28, 2019 – Statistical information from the Canadian Institute for Health Information was released today, which includes 32 indicators that help the WRHA to monitor our own performance trends over time, and benchmark ourselves against other health systems across Canada.

WRHA selects new President and CEO

November 22, 2019 – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s board of directors is pleased to announce that Vickie Kaminski has been selected as WRHA’s new President and CEO.

Making home a priority in healing

October 22, 2019 – The Priority Home program is focused on keeping patients – specifically high-needs seniors – safe in their homes for as long as possible using community supports.

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