Manitoba opens 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose to anyone 50+, shortens interval between shots

All Manitobans 50 and older are now eligible for a second COVID-19 booster shot, as well as anyone who is First Nations, Inuit or Métis and at least 30.People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and residents of personal care homes are...

Manitoba opens 2nd COVID-19 booster dose to everyone 50 and older

All Manitobans 50 and older are now eligible for a second COVID-19 booster shot, as well as anyone who is First Nations, Inuit or Métis and at least 30.Dr. Brent Roussin, the province's chief public health officer, announced the new eligibility...

Manitoba’s COVID-19 death toll jumps 66 in most recent weekly update

Manitoba's official COVID-19 death count jumped by 66 in the most recent weekly epidemiological report.In the latest report covering the period from May 8 to 14, provincial health officials reported a total of 1,913 people in Manitoba have died due to COVID-19,...

Some Winnipeg patients sick enough for hospital admission waiting days for in-patient bed

Some patients deemed sick enough to be admitted to Winnipeg hospitals are waiting days in emergency wards for a bed in an in-patient ward.This admissions bottleneck, which doctors attribute to widespread staff shortages across the health-care system, has turned emergency departments into hospital...

Pandemic increased mental health support requests for Manitoba teens, advocates say

More young people are reaching out for help to deal with depression and anxiety because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on schools, according to mental health advocates in Winnipeg.In the fall of 2020, one in three youth who texted...

Manitoba reports 11 health-care facility outbreaks, another 28 COVID-19 deaths

There are 11 new COVID-19 outbreaks in health-care facilities and a slight increase in the number of hospital admissions in the most recent weekly report on the pandemic in Manitoba.There were 196 hospital admissions from May 1 to 7, compared to...

Person died after being taken to closed ER, Manitoba’s latest critical incident report says

A person in Manitoba died after they were turned away from an emergency department that was closed, the province says in a new report.That individual had been escorted to the health-care facility. After learning it was closed, the patient was transported to the...

Doctors Manitoba files freedom of information request to get province’s backlog data

Doctors Manitoba has filed a freedom of information request to get data about surgical and diagnostic backlogs from the province.Provincial health officials have not yet shared any additional data to help with refining the backlog estimates, Doctors Manitoba says. The advocacy group, which represents...

COVID infections driving up Winnipeg emergency wait times, WRHA CEO says

A rise in COVID-19 infections in Winnipeg is driving up wait times for hospital emergency and urgent care departments, says the head of Winnipeg Health Region — contradicting government claims infected patients are seeking care for other reasons.In an email...

Manitoba urges organ tissue donation but moves slow on presumed consent

Three years after saying it planned to study Nova Scotia's presumed consent for organ and tissue donation, Manitoba is still watching.Instead, the province is relying on urgent public appeals — and lighting up the legislative building — to encourage people to sign...
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