Access To Our Beds

Patients and residents come to us as a result of coordination with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA)

Access To Our Beds

Unlike acute care hospitals, there is no direct access to our beds.  We do not have an emergency room.  Patients and residents come to us as a result of coordination with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA).  We collaborate with several regional programs to admit people who will benefit from our specialized care to our beds.

Key Contact

For more information contact us at:

(204) 478-6259

How do people get admitted to Riverview?

How do I get admitted to a rehab bed?

We are part of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) rehab/geriatrics program coordinated entry system. Riverview offers geriatric, stroke and acute brain injury rehabilitation. If you need rehab from a full team of rehab clinicians (doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech language pathologists, and others) and do not require acute care hospitalization, you can be referred to the regional system by your physician.  As beds become available, Riverview receives candidate applications from the system. Where more than one centre offers rehab, this centralized process helps ensure that you go to an available rehab bed as quickly as possible.

Learn more about how this works:  http://www.wrha.mb.ca/prog/rehab/index.php

How does my family member get admitted to a Personal Care Home or Complex continuing (chronic) care bed?

We work with the WRHA’s Long Term Care Access Centre to determine who gets admitted. Prior to coming to live at Riverview you or your family member will be assessed to determine how best your care needs can be met. This is usually done by community care providers from home care and your physician.  If you are in a hospital and cannot return home, you’ll be assessed by members of your care team and the long term care access centre team to see what your needs are and what options are available. The long term access centre keeps track of who is waiting.  As beds become available, applications from our waiting list are sent to us by the Access Centre.

Learn more about how this works:  http://www.wrha.mb.ca/ltc/access.php

How can my family member be admitted to your palliative care unit?

The WRHA palliative care program team members determine who gets admitted to our beds. When you have a life-limiting illness, your physician can refer you to the program.  As part of their range of palliative care services, and as our beds become available, members of this team determine which patients on their program require our specialized in-patient services.

Learn more about how this works: http://www.wrha.mb.ca/prog/palliative/index.php