Winnipeg hospital not admitting patients after ‘critical and unsafe levels’ reached

Patients who need to be admitted at one of Winnipeg’s principal hospitals are being redirected to other emergency departments by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.Global News has obtained a memo sent to staff at St. Boniface hospital on June 12 that stated the department has reached a “critical and unsafe level.”“The number of admitted and active patients in the St. Boniface Emergency Department has reached critical and unsafe levels,” part of the memo said.It was sent to St. Boniface staff in multiple departments including cardiology. St. Boniface is the leading…

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Winnipeg’s Concordia Hospital converts emergency room to urgent care centre

Concordia Hospital‘s emergency room will no longer exist as of 7 a.m. Monday, as the Winnipeg health-care facility’s ER will be converted into an urgent care centre.Concordia’s conversion from an ER to an Urgent Care happening today. Sign change nearly complete @680CJOB @globalwinnipeg pic.twitter.com/GV8Ev4kang— Lauren McNabb (@McNabbonGlobal) June 3, 2019The hospital’s emergency sign was taken down early Monday morning by crews.READ MORE: Confusion setting in ahead of Concordia Hospital ER eliminationThe switch means the facility won’t be able to treat life-threatening health concerns and will instead help patients with serious…

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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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New scheduling system to help with overtime issue in Winnipeg hospitals

The Manitoba Government is spending $8 million on new hospital scheduling systems.The new software will look at trends and the number of scheduled patients, then help assign staff accordingly.READ MORE: 38 patient records viewed ‘inappropriately’ by St. Boniface Hospital employeeThis technology is already being used in other cities like Vancouver and Saskatoon. The province says its been proven to reduce overtime by making sure the correct number of staff are scheduled.Story continues below“People want certainty over what they’re doing they want to know in advance how they will be asked…

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New scheduling system to help overtime issue in Winnipeg hospitals

April 29 2019 7:03pm The Manitoba Government is spending eight million dollar on new scheduling systems at hospitals. This technology is already being used in other cities like Vancouver and Saskatoon. ‘ }); } 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 =…

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WRHA to get new staff scheduling system

April 29 2019 5:31pm Manitoba’s health minister says the WRHA currently has eight different systems being used to create staff work schedules. These will soon be replaced by two new resource management tools. ‘ }); } 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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How the Resource Optimization System works

April 29 2019 5:18pm Manitoba hospitals will soon be using a new staff scheduling tool. Lanette Siragusa of WRHA, Shared Health, describes what the system is meant to do. ‘ }); } 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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New Manitoba resource system to bring ‘improved outcomes’ for staff and patients

April 29 2019 5:12pm Manitoba Shared Health says they are working on a new staff scheduling system, taking a ‘province-wide view’ of resources, that will lead to better outcomes for Manitobans. ‘ }); } 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 =…

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38 patient records viewed ‘inappropriately’ by St. Boniface Hospital employee

St. Boniface Hospital says 38 patients had their records accessed “inappropriately” over a week in March.The records were looked at between Feb. 28 and March 6 by an employee who had access to the hospital’s record system, they said.READ MORE: Heart attack patient credits St. Boniface Hospital for lifesaving surgeryStory continues below“This is a breach of the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), which strictly limits the use of personal health information by Hospital employees to only that information they need to perform their job.“The breach was brought to the Hospital’s…

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‘This is very troubling:’ Large spike in Code Whites called at Winnipeg hospitals

Threats, violent assaults and meth-induced psychosis.They are just a handful of issues nurses, staff and security guards are dealing with at Winnipeg hospitals, but the number of times it happens a month is skyrocketing.New numbers obtained by Global News, through a Freedom of Information request, show a shocking rise in the number of ‘Code Whites’ called at three hospitals in the city.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Nurse punched in the face by man believed high on meth, says Manitoba Nurses UnionA ‘Code White‘ is called when there is a violent or…

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