As the name suggests, Emergency Departments are for health emergencies.
Conditions that require emergency treatment include:
- heart attack;
- major trauma;
- severe head injury;
- loss of limb in an accident;
- severe difficulty breathing (due to an allergic reaction or another cause);
- sexual assault;
- domestic violence;
- severe bleeding; or
- any time a person is unconscious.
Emergency Departments provide emergency care, 24 hours a day, on a walk-in basis.
If you or someone in your household is facing a life-threatening medical emergency, go to the nearest emergency department or call 911.
A nurse will assess you and determine the order of when you will be seen, based on the severity your condition. People with more serious illnesses and injuries are always seen first, even if they arrived after you.
Referrals are provided to other services as needed.
Concordia Hospital - www.concordiahospital.mb.ca
Grace Hospital - www.gracehospital.ca
Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg - www.hsc.mb.ca
St. Boniface General Hospital - www.saintboniface.ca
Seven Oaks General Hospital - www.sogh.ca
Children's Emergency - HSC - www.hsc.mb.ca
Hours may vary, call in advance to confirm