Top 2 WRHA executives leave the country in midst of COVID-19 outbreak; now in self-isolation

At the beginning of the month while Canada was grappling with the COVID-19 outbreak, two of the city’s top health executives left the country on vacation.As a global pandemic was looming the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer...

Coronavirus: Manitoba nurses worry about lack of ICU space, staffing vacancies

Manitoba’s COVID-19 infection rate remains low and none of the positive patients have required any sort of hospitalization, but health workers say they’re concerned due to few free critical care beds in the province.There have been 2,900 people tested with...

WRHA pulls Grace Hospital brochure on pain medication

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has pulled a pamphlet on pain medication that was used by the Grace Hospital, Global News has learned.The pamphlet outlines how a patient can get the most out of their pain medication. It tells the...

Manitoba flu vaccination rates spike following deaths of two young people

More Manitobans are rolling up their sleeves and opting to get the flu shot, after a recent spike in illnesses led to the deaths of two young people. On Friday, Manitoba hit a new high for flu vaccinations, with nearly...

Winnipeg’s largest hospital adding dozens more support staff, nurses to help with overcapacity

Short-staffed, heavy workloads and nurses continually stretched too thin.It’s been a constant problem for months but now there could be help on the way, at least at one Winnipeg hospital. Documents obtained by Global News show Health Sciences Centre is...

St. Boniface Hospital to postpone some surgeries as demand for critical care surges

St. Boniface Hospital says it will be postponing some non-urgent and elective surgeries as it waits for the swell of influenza patients to dissipate.The hospital says the move will free up temporary beds as the entire Winnipeg Health Region grapples...

Winnipeg’s hospitals over-capacity as flu season grips the city

January 8 2020 12:21pm The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says a trifecta of seasonal illnesses has stretched the health care system extremely thin, Global’s Brittany Greenslade reports. ' }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+""; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] !=...

Winnipeg’s hospitals over-capacity as flu season grips the city: WRHA

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says a trifecta of seasonal illnesses has stretched the health care system extremely thin.Normally, says new CEO Vickie Kaminski, one illness will peak and subside just in time for another to take its place. Influenza...

Massive 18-year gap in life expectancy between Winnipeg’s richest, poorest neighbourhoods: WRHA

Where you live is one of the indicators of how long you’ll live.That’s according to new research by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA). While the good news is that Winnipeggers are living longer, generally, the study found a huge...

Have a plan for flu season: Manitoba health officials

There’s a lot to look forward to over the holiday season, but the flu likely isn’t something on your list.The flu has already hit early in other regions, particularly in the United States, and Manitoba health officials are urging people...
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