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
Location 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Care system Public Medicare (Canada)
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Manitoba
Emergency department Yes
Beds 800
Helipad Yes
Founded 1973
Website HSC
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The Health Sciences Centre is the largest hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and one of the largest in Canada. It serves the residents of Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut as both a teaching hospital and as a research centre. The Health Sciences Centre is a tertiary care hospital, encompassing many different specialty medical and surgical 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. CancerCare Manitoba is also located adjacent to the hospital.


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. On November 28th 2016 the new hsc helipad opened up on top of the diagnostic imagining centre

Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine[edit]

The $25-million Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine, a project announced in June 2005 and completed in 2012, is a 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) centre that focusses on neuroscience, infectious disease, advanced imaging and medical information. It houses 300 researchers and staff and attracts 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]


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