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New Agreements Are Providing Manitobans With Faster orthopaedic Surgeries

Hundreds of Manitobans waiting for hip and knee surgeries from a long time ago will be getting the opportunity to do their needed surgeries. Finally, all of the surgeries will be done out of the province. This improvement was the result of the three agreements signed by the Manitoba government to ensure the health of all Manitobans, 

Commenting on this new step Audrey Gordon, The Health Minister, said, “We are exploring every avenue to help connect people with the care they need sooner because we know the pandemic has caused delays, pain and many other challenges for Manitobans and their families, these three new agreements are an important interim measure to help people who have been waiting for care for too long, as we work to build long-term, sustainable improvements and increased capacity in our health-care system here at home. The Diagnostic and Surgical Recovery Task Force has also created an opportunity for patients who are eligible for these procedures and willing to receive care out of province to identify themselves and learn more about the process.”

The government of Manitoba signed the first agreement with northwestern Ontario, specifically with the Big Thunder Orthopaedic Associates. The second agreement is with North Dakota, Sanford Health, and the final deal will happen in Ohio, Cleveland Clinic. Each location is going to be responsible for a specific type of surgery.

“We are seeing important signs of recovery in our surgical systems. Manitoba’s surgical teams are innovative and committed to finding and implementing longer-term improvements that will build capacity in our province.” said the “surgical lead on the task force’s steering committee,” Dr. Ed Buchel. 

Hopefully, many Manitobans will be able to get the benefits of this decision very soon. Fortunately, many patients can get their long-time needed and waited-for surgeries. 


– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of U Multicultural.


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