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April 6, 2022

New Ambulatory Care Clinic Opens Next Week at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg

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$16.7-Million Facility More Convenient for Patients to Access Care: Gordon

A new $16.7-million ambulatory care clinic that will see approximately 100,000 patients per year will begin to open to the public next week, bringing 12 internal medicine clinics spread out in seven different areas on the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Winnipeg campus under one roof, Health Minister Audrey Gordon announced today.

“Manitoba is investing in the care patients need while making services easier for them to access,” said Gordon. “Medicine clinics in a single facility provides added convenience to patients and frees up space for other acute-care services at HSC Winnipeg.”

The first phase of the new ambulatory care clinic, located at 700 Elgin Ave. in the former Ellen Douglass School, has been completed and will open Monday when rheumatology and neurology clinics open on the main floor of the 46,000-sq.-ft. building. The minister noted additional clinics are expected to open over the next three months, beginning with general internal medicine, hypertension and respirology in late May, and allergy, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hepatology and infectious diseases clinics in the last week of June.

“Consolidating clinics provides a more convenient experience for patients, who will be able to book appointments with several specialists for the same day. This will reduce their need for travelling to multiple clinic appointments,” said Dr. Eberhard Renner, provincial specialty lead for internal medicine, Shared Health. “We hope the close association of multiple specialties will foster collaboration between health care providers, leading to improvements in care and educational opportunities as teams learn from each other.”

Since HSC Winnipeg is a teaching hospital, the new ambulatory care clinic has been specifically designed to enhance opportunities for mentorship, direct observation and teaching. Students will learn from care teams at the bedside and staff will have space to support in-clinic training and medical education, said Renner.

The building has one main entrance located on Elgin Avenue. Limited short-term patient parking, including a drop-off area and accessible parking stalls, is available on the west parking lot (Lot Q) of the HSC campus. The closest parkade is the William Avenue Parkade.

The project was initially announced in the fall of 2017 with extensive renovations beginning in February 2020. The revamped building was designed by MMP Architects.

The new ambulatory care clinic is the latest in several capital investments the Manitoba government has made in recent years, including the opening of HSC Women’s Hospital and the Crisis Response Centre, as well as construction of the coming acute stroke unit, noted Gordon

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