What is happening at Concordia Hospital Walk-In Connected Care Clinic to open at Concordia Hospital in June 2019


When to visit a Walk-In

Connected Care Clinic

• Bumps, bruises, sprains

• New rashes, infected cuts, minor sores

• Sore throat, ear ache, colds and flu, cough, hay fever, nose bleeds

• Immunizations

• Sore eyes with redness or infection

• Stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, indigestion

• Bladder infections

• New headache, back or neck pain

• Birth control, breast-feeding issues

occupied by Concordia Hospital’s emergency department. The WICC will provide River East and Transcona residents, including those who don’t have a family doctor, with access to same-day health care services. Te clinic is an alternative to emer-


gency or urgent care for health con- cerns that are not life-threatening, but which need to be addressed the same day. Te WICC is expected to open its

doors at the same time that Concor- dia’s emergency department closes in June 2019. For more information see ment/healing.php. Read more about the future plans for Concordia Hos- pital at improvement/news-180613-message- from-real-cloutier.php “The clinic builds on Concordia

Hospital’s strength in family medicine and enhances the hospital’s role as a resource to our community, “ says

new Walk-In Connected Care Clinic (WICC) will open next summer in the space currently

Changes to Concordia Emergency Department explained

What Is Happening with Con-

cordia Hospital’s Emergency Department? With so many changes taking

place across the Winnipeg health region, it can be hard to keep track of which services are moving where, and when these transfor- mations are taking place. Te Concordia Way sat down

Valerie Wiebe, president, and chief op- erating officer of Concordia Hospital. “Tese changes will provide improved access to primary care providers in East Kildonan, North Kildonan, and Transcona while extending the hours for walk-in for the community.” Te WICC will operate under ex-

tended hours, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, in accordance with the Win- nipeg Regional Health Authority’s ongoing commitment to improving

COO, to provide answers to some of the common questions people in the community have been asking about how these changes impact the care and services offered here at Concordia. Is it true that Concordia is clos-

ing its emergency department? Yes. Concordia Hospital’s emer- gency department and intensive

with Valerie Wiebe, President, and 6 Changes to emergency page 5

access to primary care. Concordia Hospital will support the clinic with laboratory and diagnostic services. “Today more than 51 percent of

patients awaiting care in Concordia’s emergency department can be ap- propriately managed by a WICC,” says Wiebe. “Te Walk-in Connected Care clinic will be staffed by primary care physicians, registered nurses and clerical staff.” For further information see

ment/news-180531-wrha-announces- next-phase-of-health-service-consoli- dation.php "Access to same-day primary health

services, like the walk-in connected care clinic, is an important element of community health services," says Dr. Ainslie Mihalchuk, chief medical of- ficer of Concordia Hospital, and presi- dent of the Manitoba College of Family Physicians. "Walk-In Connected Care works in partnership with other clinics to create a seamless patient experience, relaying information back to patients' primary health care providers and, most importantly, connecting patients to a primary care provider if they do not have one." If you are faced with a critical, life-

threatening emergency, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services remains your best option, as they can provide life- saving care while transporting you to a hospital. Tey can be reached by calling 9-1-1. Te Concordia emergency depart-

ment and intensive care unit remain open until June 2019.

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