Health Sciences Centre (Winnipeg)

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Coordinates: 49°54′14″N 97°09′35″W / 49.90389°N 97.15972°W / 49.90389; -97.15972

Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Geography
Location 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Organization
Care system Public Medicare (Canada)
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Manitoba
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 800
History
Founded 1973
Links
Website http://www.hsc.mb.ca HSC
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The Health Sciences Centre is the largest hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It serves the residents of Northwest Ontario and Nunavut as both a teaching hospital and as a research centre. The Health Sciences Center is a tertiary care hospital, encompassing many different specialty medical services. The University of Manitoba has its Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry, as well as Physiotherapy, Respiratory Therapy and Occupational Therapy, located on the 32-acre (13 ha) campus.

The Health Sciences Centre employs around 6000 people. A few other health related institutions are located adjacent to the hospital. The Cadham Provincial Laboratory is located next door to the hospital and is the main research and investigative arm of the government of Manitoba for infectious disease. The Canadian Blood Services main building is located across the street from the hospital.

History[edit]

The Health Sciences Centre was established in 1973 by the government of Manitoba. It combined the Winnipeg General Hospital, The Children's Hospital of Winnipeg, The Manitoba Rehabilitation Hospital and the D.A. Stewart Centre (Respiratory Hospital) into a campus with one administration. In 2000, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority took over the Health Sciences Centre as an operating division of the authority.

Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine[edit]

The $25-million Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine, a project announced in June 2005, is a 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) centre that will focus on neuroscience, infectious disease, advanced imaging and medical information. It's expected to house 300 researchers and staff and attract visiting physicians from across the country.[1]

ER death[edit]

In November 2008, the hospital was cleared in the death of a homeless man in September 2008 by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Brian Sinclair died while being left in the waiting area for the hospital's emergency room, for thirty-five hours, of a bladder infection.[2] The death has prompted changes in the hospital's triage system.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kleysen name added to research facility". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  2. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/christopher-j-fries/brian-sinclair-ignored-to-death_b_969550.html
  3. ^ "Hospital say staff won't be disciplined in man's death". CTV.ca. Retrieved 2008-11-20. 

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