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Report: Confidence lost in overhaul of Manitoba health-care system

Concordia Hospital changes its sign from emergency room to urgent care centre.
Concordia Hospital changes its sign from emergency room to urgent care centre. Global News

A report looking at Manitoba’s health-care overhaul recommends the government rethink its timelines because staff are overworked and morale is low.

The quality-assurance review by consultant David Peachey, who came up with the reforms, says the plan’s second phase should be paused immediately.

Among many issues, the report notes that workload and staffing instability for nurses is not sustainable and proper risk assessments weren’t completed.

READ MORE: Confusion setting in ahead of Concordia ER elimination

Overall, the report says, confidence has been lost in this part of the process.

The government announced last month that the consultant was being brought back to look at progress of the reforms.

Two weeks later, Health Minister Cameron Friesen suggested the plan was moving forward successfully but that the emergency room at Winnipeg’s Concordia Hospital would be replaced with a 24-hour urgent-care centre instead of a planned walk-in clinic.

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