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Niverville, MB private MRI plan on pause

Gordon Daman, a spokesman for the Niverville Heritage Holdings Inc., said the MRI plan on pause as they await the Manitoba Governments response to a report on wait-times. Niverville MRI project shows a third-way for healthcare in Canada Daman says it's hard to say how...

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Man denied treatment for not speaking French

A Montreal hospital is looking into a complaint after Zbigniew Malysa was denied treatment for not speaking French. He said the urologist refused to speak to him. After immigrating to Poland over 30 years ago, the Canadian citizen said he was belittled in front of two...

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Elective surgeries cancelled due to flu

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority was forced to cancel all elective and non-emergency surgeries scheduled this week due to a flu outbreak. Patients that have waited weeks and months are now put back on the waiting list, left feeling exasperated. The only...

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Over 5000 mammograms cancelled after CancerCare vans break down

The CancerCare breast screening program delivers about 50,000 mammograms in a year, and with 2 CancerCare vans in the shop until February, 5200 mammograms had to be cancelled. After hitting a speed bump, the only thing to do is to keep "trucking along". There are many...

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Winnipeg ER wait times still among worst in Canada

Sweeping changes have (surprisingly) improved Winnipeg ER wait times since April 1st according to Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Although Winnipeg hospitals still have the longest wait times in the country it's refreshing to see there has been some change. The...

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USA coming to Canada to recruit nurses

Low on nurses and doctors, high on wait times, low on beds.... and they are still cutting staff. With hundreds of jobs cut throughout Manitoba to save money, many nurses are losing their jobs, or taking a bump on the pay grade and status. If you're already on the...

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