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Manitoba Renal Program’s Exercise & Wellness Program
The Manitoba Renal Program's Exercise & Wellness Program has had a significant impact on the physical and mental health of people with chronic kidney disease. Individuals have reported having increased self-confidence, enhanced positive outlook, increased...Read More
Efficient Management of Medication Supply Chain Issues
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has created a collaborative, multi-facility pharmacy approach to manage medication supply chain issues such as backorders, shortfalls, and critical drug shortages. Despite having different infrastructures at various...Read More
Geriatric Program Assessment Teams (GPAT)
On an annual basis, the Geriatric Program Assessment Teams (GPAT) receive approximately 2200 to 2500 referrals. Of those, geriatric assessments were completed on 72 to 75 percent. Clients are then connected with resources such as day hospitals, home care, and...Read More
Co-Occurring Disorders Multi-Agency Staff Education Workshops (CODI Workshops)
The co-occurring disorders multi-agency staff education workshops have improved staff competencies in working with persons with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. The staff is multidisciplinary, representing addictions, mental health, corrections,...Read More
Equity Strategy – Influenza Immunization
An 'equity' strategy' was carefully assessed, integrated into the pandemic plan, and then implemented to improve access to the influenza vaccine for hard-to-reach populations. The strategy included reducing barriers to access at mass clinics, community...Read More
Sleep Disorder Online Treatment Waiting List
There are two main treatments for insomnia. Comparable efficacy surveys show that behavioral treatments are preferred by patients over pharmacotherapy. There is a significant demand for cognitive behavioral treatments for sleep, resulting in a wait list of more than...Read More
Surgical Patient Flow Project
The Surgical Patient Flow Project has been a unique opportunity to review all aspects of the surgical program. The Project Team has partnered with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba. Two graduate students in the Faculty of Engineering are working...Read More
Community Stroke Care Service
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Community Stroke Care Service (CSCS) is a specialized home care program for people who have suffered a stroke and would benefit from community re-engagement. The program focuses on home-based rehabilitation in the...Read More
Language Access Interpreter Services
Language Access Interpreter Services (LAIS) are available free-of-charge to all Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and WRHA-funded services, Cancer Care Manitoba, funded dental services, and fee-for-service physicians in the region. Based on an...Read More
Wound Care Distance Consulting
St. Adolphe Personal Care Home, a rural long-term care home, takes photos of difficult to heal wounds and e-mails them to a consulting dermatologist in the city. With this visual aid, the home's physician receives a more meaningful consult and has been successful...Read More
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