Resident Info - Health Care - Hospital
- 14 bed acute care hospital
- 4 private rooms
- 5 semi-private rooms
- palliative care suite – the palliative suite provides the patient with a home-like setting where the patient can be surrounded by family and friends. It is a private suite with an extra bed for a loved one to stay over if they wish. A kitchenette is available and an armoire for your belongings. Private phone line.
- most rooms equipped with electric beds and T.V.’s
- 17,000 active patient files
- 10 station hemodialysis unit with 20 patients per day at present coming 3 times per week
- Manitoba’s second largest unit
- 4 nurses/shift, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m – 7 p.m
- serves approximately 5000 to 7000 patients per year, open 24 hours/7 days a week
- Emergency area consists of a resuscitation room, observation units and treatment room
- The following equipment can be found in the emergency room:
- 3 cardiac monitors - capable of defibrillation cardiac pacing
- electronic blood pressure monitors
- electronic I.V. pumps.
- Major renovations to ER June 2005 to expand.
- 3 nurses on days and evenings, 2 nurses on nights
- 1 RN is assigned to the Emergency Room
- Most nurses have completed the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), Neonatal. Resusatation Program (NRP), Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
- R. N.’s are tested annually for Physician Delegated Services (including Defibrillation, Cardioversion, External Pacing, Pelvic Exam during labour, Double Lumen Airway Tube Insertion).
- L.P.N.’s in Acute Care are also able to establish I.V.’s.
- Out patients are triaged after hours by the nurse, the physician on call is notified if patient is emergent or urgent, or held in the observation unit overnight if assessed as stable.
The telehealth network enables staff and clients of the Lakeshore General Hospital to access specialists and services via videoconference technology, without having to travel out of their community.
- Ambulance service is available to respond to community emergencies as well as transferring patients to and from Winnipeg or Dauphin.
- The Emergency Medical Technicians administer pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients and transport them to the hospital for further medical care.
The Lakeshore General Hospital, physician contracts and additional community medical services are managed by the Interlake Regional Hospital Authority (IRHA). For more information about IRHA visit their website www.irha.mb.ca.