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- Buildings & spaces at HSC Children’s ED are no longer sufficient to address the volume of patients.
- There is a limited footprint in the ED, requiring better use of space to improve flow and safety.
- Equipment, systems, and technology need to be upgraded, replaced, and enhanced.
- The Truth and Reconciliation report has identified gaps in care for Indigenous patients in areas of acute care and mental health care.
- More patients are presenting with mental health emergencies and space is not ideal to treat them.
- Patient safety and privacy can be enhanced, and spaces need to be flexible to address diverse needs of patients.
Target population served:
- HSC Children’s Hospital has the only dedicated ED for kids and serves all of Manitoba, Nunavut, and Northwestern Ontario.
- The current ED sees approximately 50,000 children and families per year. It was originally designed for 36,000 visits per year.
- Provides acute trauma, burn, medical and surgical care, and acute care for complications experienced by children with chronic medical/surgical issues.
- Significant increase in mental health, behavioural and drug related problems. COVID-19 has only exacerbated these issues.
- Many children and families travel great distances to receive care.
Your generosity can help kids like Greysen.
- Improve overall patient/ staff experience with a welcoming environment, including Indigenous art and communication in multiple languages; touchless, interactive murals; private breast-feeding space in waiting area; extra bathroom in waiting area; upgraded WIFI and telephone access; screens for health and education information; family room with resources for families of sick and injured kids; dedicated space for gender diverse kids; self serve snacks; and application of a lens of patient equity, diversity, and inclusion, to close gaps in care.
- Improve patient flow in all areas by updating the triage and waiting area; increasing the number of triage stations; converting registration cubicles to assessment spaces; creating space for a dedicated scribe; and making flex spaces that can be used for higher acuity needs as necessary.
- Improve patient safety by purchasing a Central monitoring System for staff; increasing the number of treatment spaces and workstations; adding mental health rooms and more treatment rooms, including some with low stimulation (i.e. for kids with autism); creating negative pressure rooms (for kids with serious infections); and updating resuscitation rooms.
Research excellence: Manitoba Emergency Care Research for Kids
CHRIM has created a specialized theme for research focused on emergency care. It includes:
- TREKK – National knowledge mobilization network
- Readiness assessments for pediatric emergency facilities / services
- Innovative pediatric clinical trials
Your support can help make the worst day better.
If campaign goal is achieved, additional dollars will be allocated to the area of greatest need.
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