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Patient & Public Resources

Access & Privacy
As part of receiving or providing health care services at a site within the WRHA; we only collect, use and disclose your personal information and personal health information as permitted by The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) and The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). These Acts require the WRHA to protect the privacy of your information. WRHA has made this a priority.

Quality & Patient Safety
The work of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety is about looking for opportunities to improve just as much as it is about making the improvements themselves. Patient safety is a journey that we undertake in the Winnipeg health region with the destination constantly changing with every step forward we take.

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) is available throughout Manitoba and is coordinated provincially by Shared Health. A provincial medical assistance in dying team is available to help patients access this service. Patients may speak with their health care provider or local health authority or directly contact the provincial MAiD team regarding accessing medical assistance in dying in their region.

Advance Care Planning
Advance care planning is a way to help you think about, talk about and share your thoughts and wishes about future health care. It gives you a “voice” in decision making, helps you determine who would communicate for you if you are unable to communicate for yourself and should include conversations with your health-care team.

Public & Patient Engagement
For over 17 years, members of the public, patients, and family members have been involved in sharing their experiences, opinions, and ideas about health care services and overall strategies. Engagement refers to actively seeking out the insights and advice of our most important stakeholders - community members, patients, residents, clients, and their families.

Health Equity
The Winnipeg Health Region is committed to building partnerships, exchanging ideas and processes and working with community stakeholders to close this gap and work towards “Health for All.”

Reports & Publications
The WRHA publishes a number of reports and publications for public distribution including some regular publications and our Annual Report.

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