Pine Falls Health Complex Emergency Department to Re-open
July 14, 2022 – In a gradual return to full service delivery, the emergency department at Pine Falls Health Complex will reopen to the public on Monday, July 18 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
“This is a rural, high volume emergency department that serves a large and diverse range of communities. We thank community partners, paramedics, physicians and health-care teams for working together during these unprecedented times. The need for this level of care has been reinforced by community leadership. We also thank community partners who are supporting health care navigation during this period and encouraging individuals to seek appropriate health-care when needed,” said Interlake-Eastern RHA CEO Marion Ellis.
The initial phase of reopening the emergency department is made possible by the successful recruitment of a nursing manager to the site. In addition, Shared Health is providing additional staffing support with paramedics taking shifts in the emergency department.
“A functioning emergency department at the Pine Falls Health Complex is in the best interests of patient care,” said Dr. Rob Grierson, chief medical officer of Shared Health’s emergency response services (ERS).
“Paramedics are trained to provide a wide array of care and are increasingly joining hospital care teams at locations within Manitoba as well as in other parts of North America.”
Recruitment is ongoing in Pine Falls Health Complex, as is work to establish additional nursing agency contracts to support sustainable and reliable access to care.
“We will continue to provide updates on our progress as part of our commitment to restoring 24/7 emergency department services in Powerview-Pine Falls,” said Ellis.