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Province staying quiet about potential Concordia ER closure in June - Winnipeg 1

Manitoba Well being Minister Cameron Friesen apologized Monday for being imprecise concerning the standing of the Concordia ER.

The Winnipeg Regional Well being Authority introduced they’d be shutting down the Concordia Hospital’s emergency division in June as a part of the large healthcare overhaul.

The province stated the ER at Seven Oaks can be transformed to an pressing care centre in September.

READ MORE: New ambulance routing a part of transition at Concordia Hospital

At a press convention Monday, Friesen was requested if he might give an replace on the proposed closure of the location.

“On the subject of Concordia… I get updates in regards to the state of readiness of the general system and as I emphasised final week, whereas I perceive there’s a great deal of curiosity on this and rightly so folks wish to know the place they need to go. I’ve stated as properly although because the minister of well being it’s my duty to ensure that the system is able to transition on this approach,” he stated.

Friesen stated there are a number of elements that should be take into account earlier than the closure, together with the timeline for finishing renovations to the St. Boniface Hospital emergency division, which is anticipated to see a rise due to this alteration.

“When I’m happy that affected person outcomes, affected person expertise and stability could be maintained and stored at a excessive stage, that would be the level at which we make the transition,” he stated.

READ MORE: New care clinic set to open rather than closing Concordia ER

Friesen apologized to reporters for being vauge on the timing of the shut.

“We’ll have extra to say quickly in regards to the precise date, however I can inform you for right this moment we proceed to watch carefully to ensure that situations are proper for what will likely be a big change.”

There are plans to open a stroll in clinic on the hospital as soon as the ER is closed.

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