WINNIPEG - Manitoba is looking to private facilities to help with the province's backlog of surgeries and procedures.
“The task force quickly built capacity in some key areas as we build a stronger and more responsive system here in Manitoba,” said health minister Audrey Gordon. “Providing care close to home is our priority and we know many people have waited far too long, which affects their health and quality of life. Today, we are highlighting new solutions that will help hundreds of Manitobans get the care they need sooner.”
A few hundred spinal operations will be done at Sanford Health in Fargo, North Dakota.
Discussions are underway with the Maples Surgical Centre and others in Winnipeg to perform gynecological procedures.
There's also a new screening tool for colon cancer that does not require an operating room which will free up ORs.