MB Health Care Cuts & Changes

A Timeline of Health Care Cuts and Changes

March 2021

February 2021

  • Pallister spends millions on an unproven vaccine.
  • Restricted diagnostic tests since October
  • Maples review report released

January 2021

  • The vaccination plan finally released.
  • Operating licenses of 3 pch's under review.
  • Parkview place outbreak over but conditions are still deplorable.
  • New health minister still not responsible for abortions.
  • New Mental health minister not in charge of Mental Health Act.
  • Top jobs vacant in vaccination roll out with private sector being favored.
  • New health minister and newly created minister of mental health.
  • Rural PCH COVID outbreak.

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

  • Inspection at Parkview Place highlights a number of serious infractions.
  • Understaffing in PCH pre-COVID impacting care during the pandemic.
  • Swab testing courses available via RRC to fight COVID
  • Vacancy rates continue to impact health care during the second COVID wave.
  • Throne speech read with little substantive details for improving health care access for all Manitobans.
  • * Throughout this month any changes in health care related to COVID 19. Information related to health dealt with the second wave of COVID19.

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

  • Government issues RFP to privatize surgical procedures.

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019



July 2019

June 2019

May 2019


April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

  • The government and Bell will be partnering to provide $1 million over 5 years to 'Strongest Families Institute' (SFI).

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018


September 2018


August 2018


July 2018

  • WRHA that requests the personal care homes create proposals to reduce their budgets by another 0.25% this year, matching a 0.25% cut last year. That means the next round of budget restrictions is set to cost that group more than $100,000 over two years
  • Provincial Government issues a request for proposals for private operation of the air service's Lifeflight air ambulance and general transport services.


February 2018

  • The Special Drug Program (SDP) to transition onto Pharmacare. The move means people formerly on SDP will have to pay a deductible based on income for life-saving drugs


January 2018

December 2017


November 2017


October 2017


September 2017


August 2017

  • Position deletion letters to be sent to 500 nurses.


July 2017


June 2017


May 2017


April 2017


March 2017

  • The Health Minister announces budget cuts for Regional Health Authorities in 2017/18.
  • The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's (WRHA) budget is cut by $83 million (5%) 
  • The Northern Regional Health Authority's (NRHA) budget is cut by $6 million
  • Prairie Mountain Health's budget is cut by $17.5 million (3%)
  • Southern Health - Sante Sud's budget is cut by $11 million
  • Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority is cut by $8 million
  • The Provincial Government issues orders to Regional Health Authorities and Health Agencies to cut 15% (90 jobs) of management positions in 2017/18.
  • WRHA Hospital Home Team program is cut
  • MRI for Dauphin put on hold
  • The Provincial Government cuts public health care to international students total cost $3 million.


February 2017

  • Premier Pallister cancels over $1 billion in health care infrastructure projects.
  • Cancelled projects include:
  • A new facility for CancerCare Manitoba - $300 million
  • A personal care home in Lac Du Bonnet - $32 million
  • St. Vital primary care ACCESS clinic - $4.7 million
  • The Pas primary care clinic - $3.5 million
  • A new facility for Pan Am Clinic
  • Concordia Wellness Centre
  • An international centre for dignity and pallative care


January 2017


December 2016


November 2016


September 2016








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