Tri-Hospital Dream Lottery continues to support Manitoba patients

July 11 2019 11:25am Former Health Sciences Patient, Dwight McMillan, shares his experience at HSC and why buying a Tri-Hospital Dream Lottery ticket to support three of Winnipeg’s biggest hospitals is so important. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var…

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Pinawa under boil water advisory due to failure in treatment system

Pinawa residents are under a boil water advisory due to an issue with the community’s water treatment plant, the province’s medical officer of health said Tuesday.A routine look into the the treated water supply apparently noticed a failure in the chlorination treatment process, which means poorly-treated water was getting into the distribution system.READ MORE: Zebra mussels in Shoal Lake will not impact Winnipeg drinking water, says cityUntil they hear otherwise from the province, Pinawa residents are being asked to bring water to a rolling boil for at least a minute…

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Ritchot, Man., placed under boil water advisory

Manitoba Health issued a boil water advisory on Thursday for the Rural Municipality of Ritchot, just south of Winnipeg.The advisory was issued due to scheduled upgrades to the municipality’s water treatment plant.READ MORE: Boil water advisory issued for CarmanUntil further notice, the advisory says all residents should boil water for at least a minute before drinking, making ice, making baby formula, washing and preparing food or brushing their teeth.Get daily local headlines and alertsView original article here Source

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Concordia ER to transition to urgent care centre June 3

Effective Monday, Concordia Hospital’s emergency department will cease to exist.The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is converting the ER at Concordia to a 24/7 Urgent Care Centre as of June 3.That means the facility won’t be able to treat life-threatening health concerns, although it’s designed to help patients with serious conditions but are otherwise stable with no immediate risk to their lives.READ MORE: Concordia Hospital ER closure to be reviewed A community-led group protested against the closure of the Seven Oaks emergency room on Wednesday afternoon.Alison MacKinnon / Global News…

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North east Winnipeg residents call for ER to remain open

May 9 2019 1:39pm Throngs of people armed with signs protested outside the Concordia Hospital Wednesday, saying the province needs to abandon its plan to shut down their ER. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function()…

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Health consultant reviewing Concordia Hospital ER closure plan

May 2 2019 8:07pm Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen said Thursday a consultant has been given two weeks to report back regarding a timeline for the closure of Concordia ER. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval(…

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Manitobans waiting longer for hip, knee surgeries, says healthcare study

According to new research by a Canadian health systems organization, a significant percentage of patients waiting for hip or knee replacements or cataract surgery didn’t have their procedures done within recommended wait times last year.The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) said Wednesday that 30 per cent of Canadians waiting for those surgeries didn’t see them happen within the recommended six months.The CIHI study said wait times continue to vary based on location, with most provinces improving wait times year-over-year.Story continues belowIn Manitoba, patients waited longer for hip and knee…

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New ‘clinical services plan’ streamlines healthcare, says Manitoba government

New legislation was introduced Wednesday that, according to the provincial government, will fundamentally change healthcare in Manitoba.The province says this is the template that will integrate and align health services, making the system more efficient.READ MORE: New Manitoba ‘health care blueprint’ laid out by the provinceStory continues belowThe changes aren’t expecting to dramatically impact the average person’s healthcare experience immediately, but the province says patients should notice a more integrated approach when using services as the changes roll out over the next three to four years.The amendments mean the five…

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Manitoba deficit down, but health spending up

March 4 2019 5:15pm In their third quarter report, the Manitoba government said they will finish the fiscal year with a lower than forecast deficit. However, they made a point of saying the cost savings did not come at the expense of healthcare. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet…

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Large number of Manitoba mothers of kids born with FAS aren’t getting prenatal care

The mothers of children who are born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder are much more likely to have a high rate of inadequate or no prenatal care, according to a new study from the University of Manitoba.The study shows more than 40 per cent of Manitoba women over a 28-year period didn’t receive recommended prenatal care.Help us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Story continues below“Our findings show that these women are not receiving an important health-care service that is critical to monitoring their health and that of their baby, and could…

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