Investment where it matters most.
At a time when many centres are experiencing healthcare divestment through consolidation Selkirk is enjoying new and sustained public and private investment. Due to a recent consolidation of the Manitoba regional health authority (Interlake Eastern), the city has become a strategic provincial healthcare hub serving a large catchment area of over 128,000 people.
A healthcare hub that's here to serve.
Selkirk has the health facilities and services to support a population well beyond the city’s 11,000 residents. The new regional general hospital, see below, along with Manitoba’s largest mental health facility, Manitoba Metis Federation nursing training centre, new EMS centre, walk-in clinics, form the core of Selkirk’s substantial healthcare capacity. This is complemented by a growing constellation of specialized services, including physician clinics, dental clinics, denturists, optometrists, chiropractors, and therapy facilities. In total, Selkirk has over 900 employees working in the healthcare and social assistance industry.
A new hospital provides services closer to home.
Until recently, it wasn’t uncommon for residents of Manitoba’s Interlake Region to travel hours for specialized medical procedures at larger facilities in Winnipeg or Brandon. With the Selkirk Regional Health Centre up and operational, residents have access to modern technology for acute care, outpatient services, and hospitalization within the community. With the region’s first MRI machine and 65 beds for medical/surgical, obstetrics and special care, the hospital showcases positive impacts of community healthcare investment. Additional services include diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, rehabilitation, cancer care, medicine, dialysis, and palliative care. And to welcome Selkirk’s newest residents, the regional birthing centre is located here.
The Selkirk Regional Health Centre has a LEED Silver building designation, designed, and built to grow with the community. Leadership has not only planned for today but continues to plan along with community partners. This long-term thinking embodies Selkirk’s sustainable infrastructure strategy.
For more information about Selkirk’s Key Industries, please go to Data and maps.