The Concordia Way Fall 2018 - Page 1

The Concordia Way
90 Years of Caring for the Community
Autumn 2018
What is happening at Concordia Hospital
Walk-In Connected Care Clinic to open at Concordia Hospital in June 2019
new Walk-In Connected Care
Clinic (WICC) will open next
summer in the space currently
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.
The clinic is an alternative to emergency or urgent care for health concerns that are not life-threatening,
but which need to be addressed the
same day.
The WICC is expected to open its
doors at the same time that Concordia’s emergency department closes in
June 2019. For more information see Read more about
the future plans for Concordia Hospital at
“The clinic builds on Concordia
Hospital’s strength in family medicine
and enhances the hospital’s role as
a resource to our community, “ says
Changes to Concordia Emergency
Department explained
What Is Happening with Concordia Hospital’s Emergency
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 transformations are taking place.
The Concordia Way sat down
with Valerie Wiebe, President, and
Valerie Wiebe, president, and chief operating officer of Concordia Hospital.
“These 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.”
The WICC will operate under extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
daily, in accordance with the Winnipeg 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 closing its emergency department?
Yes. Concordia Hospital’s emergency department and intensive
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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 appropriately managed by a WICC,”
says Wiebe. “The Walk-in Connected
Care clinic will be staffed by primary
care physicians, registered nurses and
clerical staff.” For further information
• 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
• Stomach pain, diarrhea,
vomiting, indigestion
• Bladder infections
• New headache, back or neck
• Birth control, breast-feeding
"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 officer of Concordia Hospital, and president 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, lifethreatening emergency, the Winnipeg
Fire Paramedic Services remains your
best option, as they can provide lifesaving care while transporting you
to a hospital. They can be reached by
calling 9-1-1.
The Concordia emergency department and intensive care unit remain
open until June 2019.
Flu Shots Available Here!
Conveniently located on the ground level of Concordia Hospital!
Ph: 204-669-4500
Fax: 204-669-0532
After Hours: 204-291-0273
When to visit
a Walk-In
Care Clinic
þ Patient consultations
þ Personalized home visits
þ Diabetes support
þ Prescription compounding
þ Prescriptions filled immediately
Monday - Friday
9am to 5pm
Always available online at
When to call
911 or visit an
• Heart attack, stroke
• Major trauma, severe head
• Loss of limb in an accident
• Severe difficulty breathing
(due to an allergic reaction
or another cause)
• Sexual assault, domestic
• Severe bleeding
• Any time a person is
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