The first Leap Year Baby ever born at the new HSC Winnipeg Women’s Hospital arrived this morning at 1:29 a.m.
New pediatric cath lab up and running at HSC Winnipeg Children’s Hospital
A new pediatric catheterization lab at HSC Winnipeg Children’s Hospital will ensure more Manitoba children are able to access specialized care if needed without having to travel out of province.
February is Therapeutic Recreation Month
Therapeutic Recreation Month occurs every February and celebrates the positive impact Manitoba’s recreational therapists have on patients.
Therapeutic Recreation is a health-care profession that uses recreation as a form of intervention. As part of a team, recreation coordinators work alongside physicians and other health professionals to help patients with any kind of impairment—physical, emotional, cognitive or social—and encourage them to embrace leisure.
Pediatric and Adult Cases of Respiratory Activity, including Influenza, Continue to Rise
elective surgical procedures at Children’s Hospital
to be postponed
In an effort to ensure ongoing capacity within the province’s only pediatric intensive care unit during a sustained increase in pediatric cases of respiratory activity, several non-emergent, elective pediatric surgeries scheduled at HSC Children’s Hospital are being postponed, Shared Health and HSC Winnipeg announced today.
“HSC Children’s is Manitoba’s hospital for pediatrics, home to the province’s only pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and the location of the majority of pediatric surgeries in the province” explained Nicole Sneath, Director, Child Health at HSC Winnipeg. “Since mid-December, HSC Children’s has admitted 120 children and babies with lab-confirmed cases of respiratory infections and other influenza-like illnesses including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza A and influenza B. We have increased our capacity in the PICU and in other areas of Children’s however the sustained nature of the increase has made it necessary for us to look at all options to ensure we have the ability to continue to admit and care for our sickest children.”
Fewer than five surgeries per week are anticipated to be affected by this decision. Emergency and urgent surgeries, day surgeries and cancer cases are not affected.
Nursing Initiatives at HSC Winnipeg
A message from Monika Warren, acting chief nursing officer, HSC Winnipeg
My name is Monika Warren, acting chief nursing officer at HSC Winnipeg. I started my career as a nurse 29.5 years ago at HSC. During my career, I have had the opportunity to learn a lot about the nursing practice, as well as how much patients benefit from the collaboration and skill of the entire inter-professional team.
I feel very proud to represent our profession at HSC. The best part of my week is when I get to walk through the units and meet and speak with nursing staff and our patients and their families.
Over the past two years, our health system has experienced unprecedented change designed to improve the quality, consistency and efficiency of the care we provide.
Shared Health doctor inducted into the Order of Canada
2019 ended on a very high-note for Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, one of HSC Winnipeg’s physicians and a clinical and metabolic geneticist in the Program of Genetics and Metabolism with Shared Health Manitoba and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, who was inducted into the Order of Canada on December 28.
Winnipeg’s first baby of 2020
On Jan. 1, Winnipeg’s first baby of 2020 was born at 12:18 a.m. at HSC Winnipeg Women’s Hospital to happy parents, Sunaina and Rupinder Singh, and loving three-year-old big sister, Harkirat.
Manitobans reminded to take extra precautions as flu season begins
Increased number of adults and babies being admitted to Winnipeg hospitals with respiratory virus and flu
As Winnipeg hospitals see a rise in pediatric and adult cases of respiratory activity, influenza, and other illnesses, Manitobans are reminded to take appropriate steps to protect themselves and their loved ones from colds and flus.
“Respiratory infections and the flu can be very serious,” said Dr. Perry Gray, Chief Medical Officer, Shared Health. “The flu is not just fevers, chills and pneumonia. Past flu seasons have resulted in the hospitalization of patients, some in intensive care on life-support, relying on equipment to help them breathe for days or weeks. This can happen to anyone, at any age however the flu vaccine can reduce this risk.”
Since Sept. 1, HSC Children’s has admitted 240 children and babies with lab-confirmed cases of respiratory infections and other influenza-like illnesses. Winnipeg hospitals are also beginning to see increased incidence of influenza and respiratory infections in adult patients.
‘They love our baby as much as we do’: First patient moved to new HSC Women’s neonatal intensive care unit
Baby Hudson was the first NICU patient to move to the new facility at 665 William Avenue.
Born on November 15, 2019 at 4:47 p.m., weighing one pound 2 ounces, baby Hudson was born at 25 weeks. He was admitted to the former Yellow Deer NICU, and his parents were notified of the move to the new building from the first day they arrived to HSC Winnipeg.
Manitoba families now have access to specialized care in new state-of-the-art facility
180 staff and volunteers supported the move of patients, equipment over four hours on December 1
HSC Winnipeg officially opened the doors of its new Women’s Hospital at 665 William Ave on Sunday, Dec. 1, as 93 women and babies were transitioned to the new space in a carefully planned and choreographed move from the Women’s Pavilion and three Neonatal Intensive Care Units, announced HSC Winnipeg Chief Nursing Officer Monika Warren today.
A two-thousand-kilometre journey in search of answers
On the day that would have been her oldest child’s birthday, Nina Kautuq received the answers she has always longed for.
In 2015, Nina, her husband Ike and their four children, aged two to 11 at the time, were camping near Pond Inlet in Nunavut on August 16 when their tent caught on fire. Nina and her children were flown to Ottawa to receive care, while Ike was transported to HSC Winnipeg.
The decision of where to transfer each family member was based on resources available at the time and where they could receive the fastest care possible.
Shared Health investigating breach of personal health information
Shared Health is distributing letters this week to patients affected by a personal health information breach at Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Winnipeg Children’s Hospital. The breach was discovered following a break-in involving a locked cabinet in the reception/admitting area of HSC Children’s. A number of documents containing patient information were stolen during the incident, which occurred in the late evening/early morning hours of October 22/23.
2018-19 Shared Health Virtual Annual General Meeting
Working and Communicating During a Blackout Period
Shared Health is complying with the Province of Manitoba policy-based restriction on advertising and publishing consistent with the requirements of Section 92 of The Election Financing Act.
Information about the services offered by Shared Health will continue to be updated to reflect any changes to matters related to public health, safety and service hours of operation.
We remain committed to providing transparent and timely information to our staff, patients and to members of the public, including media, while ensuring compliance with these restrictions currently in place.
Shared Health releases quality assurance assessment on WRHA clinical consolidation
Shared Health has released the quality assurance assessment commissioned to review Phase II of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s (WRHA) clinical consolidation, announced Dr. Brock Wright, chief executive officer, Shared Health, earlier today.