Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Audrey Gordon, Manitoba Minister of Health; and the Honourable Reg Helwer, Manitoba Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services; announced funding for inpatient monitor upgrades and new monitors to support care and remote monitoring capabilities at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Children’s Hospital.
This funding will enable the purchase of up to 20 monitors and central stations, and upgrades to several existing inpatient monitors and CHED monitors. This will result in up to 26 inpatient-monitored beds that will support care on three floors. Modern, integrated remote monitoring will enable health care providers to communicate through voice-activated systems and receive immediate notification of any vital sign monitor alarms.
The Government of Canada is investing $3,046,200 towards this project. The Government of Manitoba is also contributing $761,550.