Occurrence Management & Critical Incidents Any quality management system in any industry, including health care, expects to routinely uncover events or incidents that do not conform to policies and standard operating procedures. Often, these non-conformances are generic occurrences that do not cause harm to anyone or anything. Nevertheless, it is important that Shared Health diagnostic […]
Manitoba Peer Supporters Manitoba Peer Supporters are technology champions available to help others navigate through the expanding network of digital health solutions. They provide coaching and advice through both one-on-one consults and group education sessions. Our Peer Supporters can answer questions, share their experiences, provide guidance on the best use of available health-care technologies or […]
Transplant Manitoba – Gift of Life Transplant Manitoba is made up of five dynamic multi-disciplinary teams dedicated to providing care to individuals before and after transplant. Transplant Manitoba includes The Gift of Life, which is responsible for coordinating and supporting organ donation throughout the province. As a provincial service of Shared Health our efforts are […]
Patient Safety and Privacy Your health and safety is Shared Health’s top priority. Your Safety Guidance for patient safety is provided by Shared Health’s diagnostic services quality department, which continuously reviews operations with an eye to improving and enhancing patient safety. We are also a member of the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety. How you […]
“Sometimes relationships get complicated, and people find themselves in a situation that has become violent and seems out of control. They have been harmed by an intimate partner and wonder where to go for help.” – Julie Clatworthy November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, is when one […]
“There’s been some talk that emergency departments don’t appear to be that busy, but I can assure you that we are very busy. We are responding to the needs of COVID-19 patients but we still have the same volume of other very serious health emergencies that we are dealing with.” – Dr. Shelly Zubert, Assistant […]
A new online dashboard is being launched today at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine to provide timely information to Manitobans about the immunization campaign. It is updated daily and includes:• doses received and administered;• percentage of Manitobans aged 18 or older who are fully vaccinated;• a projection on the number of immunizations planned over the next 28 days; and• […]
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.9 per cent and 29 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. However, a case previously reported on Sept. 19 was removed from the case totals. This means the total net new cases today is 28, bringing […]
Generosity of Manitobans prompts spike in registrations at Sign Up for Life 1,206 Manitobans registered as organ and tissue donors following yesterday’s announcement of the province’s move to an online registry. The response is the second highest spike in registrations experienced since www.signupforlife.ca was launched.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is three per cent and 67 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. One previously announced case has been removed from the case totals, bringing the net number of new cases today to 66 and the total number of cases in Manitoba to […]
Preparing for Lab & Imaging Tests Patients frequently have some common and important questions when they know they are coming for testing so we have included answers to these questions below. If you cannot find the answer to your specific question, please ask your doctor or contact the facility where you will be going for […]
Suicide is not a new consequence of mental illness, but it is an important one, particularly here in Manitoba, where, according to a 2018 report by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, our rate of suicide leads the nation at 13.5 per 100,000 people vs. the Canadian average of 11.5 per 100,000.
As of today, Manitoba has no laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. The overall risk to Manitobans remains low. Updated information related to COVID-19 is available at www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/. Read full story
“I love working in rural Manitoba and I am so excited to come to work every day,” says Physician Assistant Alexandra Abt. “I am honoured to be a part of a patient’s care team and my aim is to treat everyone as a person, not as a patient.” On November 27 Shared Health celebrates National […]
Breast health Breast health is important for everyone. The more you know about your breasts, the easier it will be to notice changes to them. The 3 Bs of breast health The three Bs of breast health are: Be healthy: this includes living in a healthy way to decrease your risk of breast cancer Be aware: this means looking […]