Big changes are coming to the health system here in Manitoba.
Around 12-thousand staff across the province will see their employer or contracting organization switch to Shared Health at the beginning of April, a move that the Pallister Government says will simplify the health system and lay the foundation for improved access and better care.
Doctor Brock Write, the C-E-O of Shared Health, says that the transformation is rooted in the need to improve the quality, consistency and efficiency of the health care services provided in Manitoba.
He adds that Manitobans pay more per capita than any other jurisdiction for a health system that is extremely complex, and that the complexity increases costs and impacts the delivery of care.
Northern Health Region C-E-O Helga Bryant says that the reshaping of the health system will be of great benefit to patients in the north, and that as services are better coordinated and organized the changes will improve the patient experience.