Wait Times Reduction Task Force

The Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL) has established the Wait Times Reduction Task Force (Task Force). The mandate of the task force is to recommend actions to shorten wait times in emergency rooms and for other priority procedures and treatments where Manitoba ranks below the Canadian average.

A Steering Committee will oversee two committees established to undertake this mandate; the Priority Procedures Wait Times Reduction Committee (PPWTRC) and the Emergency Department Wait Times Reduction and Access Improvement Committee (EDWTRC).

Public consultations are being held in communities across the province as part of the task force to address waits in emergency care and surgical and diagnostic procedures. Manitobans are encouraged to participate in these discussions and offer their input.


Public Meetings

Emergency Services

The next public meeting about emergency services will be held in:

  • Selkirk: Wednesday, May 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Gordon Howard Senior Centre, 384 Eveline Street. See poster for details.

Recent public meetings about emergency services were held in:

  • Hamiota: Monday, April 3 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hamiota and District Sports Complex, 200 Maple Drive East;
  • Dauphin: Tuesday, April 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church, 307 Whitmore Ave E.
  • Swan River: Wednesday, April 5  from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Swan River War Veterans Community Hall, 119-6th Ave North;
  • The Pas: Thursday, April 6 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19, 4 Veterans Way (behind the Wescana Inn); and
  • Thompson: Friday, April 7 at 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Vale Regional Community Centre, 274 Thompson Drive South.
  • Steinbach: Thursday April 20, 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Granite House Lounge, Steinbach Curling Club
  • Winnipeg : Friday April 21, 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Cafeteria/Dining Hall, Red River College Exchange District Campus

Priority Procedures

Public meetings about priority procedures were held in:

  • Winnipeg: Wednesday April 19 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria/Dining Hall, Red River College Exchange District Campus
  • Morden: Tuesday April 25 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Morden Legion, 285 North Railway St.
  • Winnipeg: Wednesday April 26 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Notre Dame Recreation Centre gymnasium, 271 Avenue de la Cathedrale
  • Brandon: Thursday April 27 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Keystone Centre MNP Hall, #1 1175 18th Street

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Survey

The online survey provides opportunities for Manitobans to share their experiences and ideas on how emergency department, surgical and diagnostic services can be improved.

Are you a member of the Public?
Click here to take the online survey

Are you a health care provider who would like to provide feedback on emergency departments?
Click here to take the online survey

Are you a health care provider who would like to provide feedback on priority procedures?
Click here to take the online survey

Email WTRTF@gov.mb.ca to get a paper copy of the survey.

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