‘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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ER wait times spiking in Winnipeg

March 1 2019 5:55pm Wait times in emergency departments in Winnipeg hospitals have jumped since the end of 2018 in keeping with seasonal sickness, says the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. ‘ }); } 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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Winnipeg emergency room wait times spike in January

If you ended up in a hospital waiting room at the beginning of 2019, chances are you weren’t sitting there alone.Emergency room wait times increased in all but two hospitals in Winnipeg, according to the WRHA.READ MORE: Manitoba ER wait times most improved in Canada, but still one of the worstIn January, the average wait times for all hospitals across the city was 1.78 hours, up from 1.75 hours in December.Health Sciences Centre saw the biggest jump from 1.62 to 2.07 hours.READ MORE: Lower wait times among highlights for WRHA…

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Opening Soon: Winnipeg Women’s hospital date set

February 26 2019 6:31pm Almost four years later than first promised, officials announced Tuesday the new Women’s Hospital at Health Sciences Centre will open Dec. 1, 2019. ‘ }); } 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() { //console.log(‘…

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Winnipeg’s new Women’s Hospital to open Dec. 1

It has been a long wait, but there is finally a date for the opening of Winnipeg’s state-of-the art women’s health facility.The provincial government and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority announced Tuesday the new Women’s Hospital at the Health Sciences Centre will open Dec. 1, 2019.The specialized wing for women and new mothers was originally set to open in 2016.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Winnipeg Women’s Hospital on track to – finally – open in fallAfter touring the building which is now in the finishing stage of construction, Health, Seniors and Active…

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Winnipeg woman receives $213 bill after being treated by WFPS

February 25 2019 10:02pm Winnipeg woman complains about being charged for ambulance services when the care would have been covered in a hospital. ‘ }); } 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() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!!…

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Employee fired after allegedly creating fake ID badges, says Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

A male employee has been fired from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Regional Supply company after top brass accused him of creating an ID badge falsely identifying him as a doctor.The WRHA sent a memo Friday stating the man was fired Jan. 31.“The WRHA has reason to believe that he has created false ID badges (may include the WRHA Logo) which could falsely identify him as a Medical Director or Doctor.”Help us improve GlobalNews.caTake the survey now!Story continues belowREAD MORE: Staffing set to change as WRHA continues health overhaulThe memo…

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Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says union discussions won’t impact patients

With discussions ongoing to reduce the number of bargaining units, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority tried to ease the fears of its biggest unions Tuesday.READ MORE: Syphilis rates quadruple in Winnipeg to 20-year high, says WRHALori Lamont, chief operating officer and VP of Nursing and Heath Professionals, says the organization want to reshape the unions for the better.Story continues below“Today we have 85 different bargaining units within the WRHA,” Lamont said. “The legislation will reshape that into seven. In those 85 agreements there is varying language so it means that…

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Sexually transmitted infections on the rise in Winnipeg, health authority says

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is sounding the alarm on sexually transmitted infections in the city, warning that cases of syphilis are on the rise.In 2018, the rate of syphilis in Winnipeg was four times higher than it was in 2017, according to the WRHA.Dr. Pierre Plourde, medical officer of health with the WRHA, said these rates are the highest he’s seen in 20 years.READ MORE: WRHA reports $420,000 surplus after healthcare overhaulStory continues below“We knew syphilis was on the increase, but this is unheard of,” said Plourde.The WRHA is…

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Babies sleeping on their backs has cut SIDS-related deaths in Manitoba in half, says expert

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare, but thanks to an awareness campaign that began the early ’90s, the number of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)-related deaths in Manitoba have been cut in half.The University of Manitoba’s Dr. Lynne Warda (department of Pediatrics and Child Health), also a consultant with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, told 680 CJOB Friday that there’s currently about one death a month from SIDS in the province.Story continues below“It’s down about 50 per cent from the early ’90s when the Back to Sleep campaign started,” said Warda.“In…

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