A week from today, there will be a rally in favour of saving the Urgent Care Centre at Misericordia Hospital.
On April 7, 2017, the WRHA announced changes to our hospital system in Winnipeg. What we know is that emergency and acute health services will be consolidated at three sites: Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital and Grace Hospital.
Seven Oaks Hospital and Victoria Hospital will become two Urgent Care centres, while Concordia, Misericordia, Deer Lodge and Riverview will be “specialized” community hospitals and health centres.
This is a big transformation to the way the WRHA delivered health care in Winnipeg and there are still many questions on the implications of these changes that we’re seeking answers to.
In the meantime, local community groups have been rallying to save the ER departments at Concordia and Seven Oaks hospitals, and next week, there will be one at Misericordia.
The ‘Help Save Misericordia Urgent Care Centre’ event takes place on Thursday, May 4, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Public Green Space at the corner of Cornish Avenue and Furby Street (see attached poster).
The organizers of this rally are three MLAs from the surrounding community: Wab Kinew and Rob Altemeyer of the NDP, and Dr. Jon Gerard of the Liberal Party, making this a truly non-partisan, joint community effort.
MAHCP President Bob Moroz will be there and will deliver remarks. If you are not scheduled to work or have time over a lunch break, we encourage you to attend!