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January 11, 2024

Health-Care Workers Invited to Participate in Online Engagement as Part of Listening Tour

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In-person Health Care Tour Continued at St. Boniface Hospital: Premier

The Manitoba government is following through on its commitment to listen to front-line health-care workers with the launch of an online survey and another in-person conversation at St. Boniface Hospital, Premier Wab Kinew announced today.

“It’s going to take a lot of work to undo the damage to our health care,” said Kinew. “That work is underway and the actions we’re taking are being informed by the ideas and perspectives we’re hearing from health-care workers on the front lines. “Rebuilding government’s relationship with health-care workers is critical to finding long-term solutions and making sure Manitobans get the care they need. We encourage you to share your thoughts online whether or not you plan to join us in person.”

Earlier today, the premier and Health, Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Uzoma Asagwara met with front-line health-care workers at St. Boniface Hospital to hear their concerns, experiences and ideas.

“I want to thank everyone for their frank and honest feedback, and for being willing to share their concerns and ideas for improvement, particularly with respect to the culture in health care,” said Asagwara. “It is clear that health-care workers care deeply about the work they do, the people they care for and their colleagues. We know you’re facing challenges and we’re honoured to be a part of these conversations so that we can move forward with finding solutions as a government together with our partners in the health-care system.”

Dozens of health-care workers attended the first conversation with the premier and minister at Grace Hospital in December 2023. Over the next several months, in-person listening sessions will also be held at:

  • Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg,
  • Victoria General Hospital,
  • Brandon Regional Health Centre,
  • Bethesda Regional Health Centre,
  • Selkirk Mental Health Centre, and
  • Thompson General Hospital.

Through EngageMB, health-care workers can anonymously share their experiences, current view of the health-care system, thoughts on work-life balance and their suggestions on how Manitoba’s health-care system can be improved. The premier and minister noted the EngageMB survey will remain open while the listening tour is underway.

The online survey for health-care workers and event information is available at:

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