Health Sciences Center Children’s Hospital will receive new inpatient monitors with funding from the Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba

WINNIPEG, MB, August 5, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, the Honorable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament (Winnipeg South Centre), on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honorable Audrey Gordon, Manitoba Health Minister; and the Honorable Reg Helwer, Manitoba The Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services announced funding for upgrades to inpatient monitors and new monitors to support remote care and monitoring capabilities at from Winnipeg Health Sciences Center (HSC) Children’s Hospital.

This funding will allow for the purchase of up to 20 monitors and central stations, as well as the upgrade of several existing inpatient monitors and CHED monitors. This will result in up to 26 monitored inpatient beds that will support care across three floors. Modern, integrated remote monitoring will allow healthcare providers to communicate through voice-activated systems and receive immediate notification of any vital signs monitor alarms.

The government of Canada invests $3,046,200 towards this project. The government of Manitoba also contributes $761,550.

Quotation

“As a leading hospital and medical center for patients of Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut, it is essential that the Health Sciences Center Children’s Hospital has the equipment and capacity to care for the children who need their help the most. Our government continues to work with its provincial partners to ensure that Canadians and their families receive the quality care they expect and deserve. »

The Honorable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament (Winnipeg South Centre), on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“Our government knows the importance of investing in infrastructure that helps build healthy and resilient communities. This federal funding of over $3 million help upgrade vital equipment at the Health Sciences Center Children’s Hospital, further strengthening its ability to provide children with Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut with the highest quality of care.”

The Honorable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairie Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface—Saint Vital

“Our government is strengthening health care in Manitoba providing the tools dedicated Children’s Hospital staff need to better follow up with juvenile patients. This investment is essential to provide staff with increased notification time and the ability to predict medical events to produce better outcomes for young patients. Manitoba the patients.”

Honorable Audrey Gordon, Manitoba health Minister

“The Manitoba government is committed to investing to protect the health and well-being of Manitoba residents and to provide safe, quality care to people across the province. These significant upgrades at HSC Winnipeg Children’s Hospital will result in improved safety, privacy, efficiency and experiences for young patients and their families. This funding is another key example of what we can accomplish when all levels of government work together. »

Honorable Reg Helwer, Manitoba Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services

“Installing new monitors – and upgrading existing equipment – ​​will improve the ability of our health care teams to provide safe patient care for children who require the only specialized services and treatments available. at the Health Sciences Center Winnipeg Children’s Hospital. This new technology allows members of the care team to communicate clearly using voice activation and will allow teams to respond even faster to any vital signs monitor alarms.”

dr. Patricia BirkProfessor and Head, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Provincial Specialty Lead, Pediatrics, Child Health, Shared Health Care

Fast facts

  • The Winnipeg Health Sciences Center is from Manitoba provincial hospital and tertiary care centre. HSC Children’s supports child care everywhere Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut.
  • The government of from Canada funding is from the COVID-19 Resilience Stream under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure program.
  • The investment in Canada The infrastructure program provides more than $33 billion for public infrastructure through Canada. Under the program, provinces and territories submit projects to Infrastructure Canada for funding approval. To date, the program has approved more than $20 billion for more than 4,500 projects in communities across the country.
  • In Manitobathe government of Canada invested more than $945 million in more than 229 infrastructure projects since 2015.

Related links

Federal investments in infrastructure Manitoba
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/prog-proj-mb-eng.html

COVID-19 Resilience Stream, a component of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure program
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/covid-19-resilience-eng.html

Government of Manitoba: Invest in Canada Infrastructure program
http://www.gov.mb.ca/ICIP

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For further information: Media contacts: Jean-Sébastien Comeau Press Secretary and Communications Advisor, Office of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, 343-574-8116, [email protected]; Ross Romaniuk, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services, Government of Manitoba, [email protected]; Media Relations: Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll Free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]

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