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Manitoba announces master plan development for Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre campus

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Manitoba announces master plan development for Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre campus

WINNIPEG, MAN. — The Manitoba government has announced a master capital plan will be developed for Health Sciences Centre’s (HSC) Winnipeg campus.

The plan will ensure clinical services and partner organizations are aligned throughout future development of the site, health, seniors and active living minister Cameron Friesen said.

“HSC is Manitoba’s hospital and is the province’s tertiary centre for trauma, transplants, burns, neurosciences, complex cancer care, and delivers the most specialized care for adults and children,” Friesen said.

The master plan will inventory campus facilities and clinical services and will examine which shifts are needed to meet both present and future population needs.

“Our government is making significant capital investments at HSC including the new Ambulatory Care Clinic, the opening of Women’s Hospital, the Acute Stroke Unit and the Mental Health Crisis Response Centre.  Therefore, it is essential to have the comprehensive view of the development of the campus,” Friesen said.

HSC campus partner organizations including the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and Children’s Hospital Foundation will be consulted as part of ensuring long-term capital needs of stakeholders are met.

“Any campus redevelopment must take into account the priorities and population health needs of Manitobans. A longer-term approach to the clinical services we provide and the physical infrastructure we share with our partners will ensure that we are able to meet the needs of Manitoba patients, both today and into the future,” Shared Health president and CEO Dr. Brock Wright said.

The HSC campus covers 39 acres of land with more than four million square feet of occupied space. Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg is the largest health care centre in Manitoba.

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