Local broadcaster Greg Mackling is well-known to Manitobans as a warm and friendly co-host on 680 CJOB’s The Start. Mackling spends his weekday mornings sharing the stories of our community, but it is his own personal journey of living with a mental health issue that he is now sharing with the hope of helping others.
WanderGuard Blue Bracelets are wristband alert systems that have a proven track record in taking care of patients who suffer from dementia, cognitive impairments and patients with a mental health illness. The bracelets were introduced to Urgent Care in April 2022, decreasing the risk of patients leaving who are at risk of elopement by being installed at all exit points within Urgent Care. The bracelets also improve resources and efficiencies to ensure staff can focus on patient care as it decreases the number of constant care staff required to sit with patients who wander.
As we enjoy the peaceful summer months and long-anticipated return of gathering with family and friends, I feel the warmth of your kindness and its impact on what we have been able to do to enrich the health and well-being of our family, friends and neighbours and of those served by Victoria Hospital.
The number of people needing mental health care is on the rise, which means the array of needs requiring accommodation has also increased. Every day, we are looking for opportunities to improve the quality of a patient's stay and advance healthcare at Victoria Hospital. Over the past few months, new resources have been introduced that support our healthcare workers trying to effectively connect with as many patients as possible.
Victoria Hospital Foundation Announces $1.78 Million Mental Health Investment And Opening Of Manitoba Blue Cross Mental Health Assessment Unit
Victoria Hospital Foundation has announced a $1.78 million investment in two new mental health initiatives to support patient care at Victoria Hospital and the official opening of the Manitoba Blue Cross Mental Health Assessment Unit.