Home to the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s Cardiac Sciences Program cardiology and cardiac surgery, anesthesia, intensive care and rehabilitation services are located at St. Boniface Hospital to improve the coordination and delivery of cardiac services to Manitobans. The program consists of four inpatient units, cardiac diagnostics, and outpatient cardiac services.
Every day, the Emergency Department treats an average of 120 patients facing a variety of illnesses, from minor to life threatening. As the centre for the Regional Cardiac Sciences Program, the Emergency Department treats many patients with cardiac concerns, and is also a referral site for stroke patients and patients in need of surgical services.
The Family Medicine Program treats patients with acute and chronic needs, including cardiac, respiratory, neurological, and endocrine medical conditions. The program consists of two inpatient units with teaching beds, including a transitional care unit for patients waiting to be discharged or transitioned elsewhere for care.
The Palliative Care Unit is part of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s Palliative Care Program. The program is focused on protecting the dignity, managing symptoms, and providing comfort care for patients at the end of life on the Palliative Care Unit, and provides supportive care and pain management for palliative patients in other areas of the Hospital.
Rehabilitation & Geriatrics
The Rehabilitation and Geriatric Program provides rehabilitation to restore or improve the function of patients over 65 recovering from surgery, illness, or trauma. The care team works with physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, audiology, clinical dietetics, and social work. The program consists of an inpatient unit and the Geriatric Day Hospital located in the community for elderly patients living at home who require assessment and care.
The Medicine Program offers a range of services to patients requiring diagnosis and treatment of complex medical conditions. Services include general medicine, endocrinology, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology, hematology, oncology, nephrology and neurology. The program consists of four inpatient units, including two teaching units and an Intensive Care Unit for patients with multisystem failure, as well as an outpatient ambulatory care clinic.
Over 10,000 surgical cases are performed annually at St. Boniface Hospital, including vascular, cardiac, gynecology, otolaryngology, plastics, general surgery, and urology procedures. Patients recover in the post anesthesia recovery room before being transferred to one of four surgical inpatient units. The Surgery Program also offers outpatient clinics, preoperative assessment, pre-anesthesia outpatient clinics, perfusion services, and day surgery services for patients who require minor procedures.
Woman & Child
The Woman and Child Program provides gynecological and women’s health services and a range services for mothers and their children, including antenatal, birth, neonatal care, and ambulatory care women’s and pediatric clinics.
Approximately 5,800 births occur on two labour and delivery units. Intensive and intermediate inpatient care for newborns is provided in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The Mental Health Program provides psychiatric and psychological services for adults on two inpatient units. Outpatient services are also offered and have more than 1,300 visits annually.
Part of the Manitoba Renal Program, our Hemodialysis Unit provides care for outpatients who require chronic or acute hemodialysis treatments. The Peritoneal Dialysis Unit provides care for home-based patients, with clinic visits, treatment, assessment, and patient teaching and training. They also provide support to dialysis patients on units throughout the Hospital, and support a kidney health program for outpatients.
Social workers at St. Boniface Hospital are an integral part of multidisciplinary health care teams, working collaboratively to support patients and their families in making informed decisions about their care. They advocate for patients, provide counseling, facilitate therapeutic groups, and provide information about community resources. They also network and liaise with agencies, helping to reduce barriers to care, and to coordinate and facilitate transitions from hospital.
Dietitians are part of SBH’s health care team, since nutrition plays an important role in an individual’s recovery from illness or injury. Clinical dietitians assess patients’ nutrition needs and make nutrition care plans. A nutrition care plan may include providing the patient with the best nutrition during their stay in hospital, providing information and education about special diets and facilitating follow up nutrition services or care upon discharge.
Respiratory therapy is an emerging technology intended to care for patients with a diversity of respiratory problems. Respiratory therapists at SBH work in a variety of settings including: intensive care, acute care, chronic care, pulmonary diagnostics, anesthesia technology, education and research. Respiratory Therapists are the primary providers of these technical and therapeutic respiratory services and through collaboration with other health care providers they assure the delivery of exemplary patient focused care at SBH.