Selkirk Helps With Manitoba's Surgery Backlog

Selkirk Helps With Surgeries

WINNIPEG - Manitoba is investing almost $32 million to expand the Selkirk Regional Health Centre so the facility can help address the backlog of surgeries and medical procedures.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been, and continues to be, the most significant challenge of our time,” said premier Heather Stefanson. “It has created and exposed challenges and opportunities in our health-care system and it has reaffirmed our commitment to provide better health care with reduced wait times, improved access and more services in communities closer to home for all Manitobans. Today’s announcement will help to ensure Manitobans living, working and travelling through this region of the province will be able to access the care they need when they need it.”

The $31.6 million investment will fund a significant expansion of the facility, increasing acute care inpatient beds by 30 and enhancing Selkirk’s ability to treat and monitor sicker patients.

Construction on the project is slated to begin next year and will also include some minor design changes to improve patient flow and expand treatment capacity within the emergency department, which sees patients from across the Interlake-Eastern health region as well as some from the northern suburbs of Winnipeg.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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