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...

Busting flu vaccine myths

October 31 2019 12:19pm Winnipeg Regional Health Authority medical officer of health Dr. Bunmi Fatoye addresses misconceptions and confusion regarding the flu vaccine. ' }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+""; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != "object" ) { var...

WRHA CEO Réal Cloutier announces retirement

Posted October 17, 2019 11:25 am Updated October 17, 2019 11:33 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s president and CEO announced his retirement Thursday. In an...

Despite meth crisis, more Winnipeg babies are born affected by opioids, alcohol: WRHA

The number of babies born addicted to drugs in Winnipeg has been on the rise for a number of years, but despite the meth crisis, that drug doesn’t appear to be the main culprit.Dr. Joss Reimer with the Winnipeg Regional...

Wait times at Winnipeg hospitals down in July over June: WRHA

Wait times in Winnipeg emergency rooms and urgent care centres are going down, but they’re still longer than one year ago.Documents obtained by Global News show the average wait time across the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority last month was one...
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