Located in the city of Winnipeg, in the province of Manitoba, the Section of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Manitoba is a busy enterprise, both clinically and academically. For more general information, including a short history of critical care in Winnipeg, click here.
The Section originated as part of the Department of Internal Medicine, and remains so today, though the more than 30 intensivists on our faculty come from a variety of Departments including Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Surgery.
We provide critical services for adults in Manitoba, northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut. Because of the distances, critical care transport, including specially equipped aircraft, is integral to our clinical work.
We have five Intensive Care Units in two academic/tertiary hospitals; the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre has a Medical ICU, a Surgical/Trauma ICU, and a Respiratory ICU; St. Boniface Hospital has a Medical-Surgical ICU and a Cardiovascular Surgery ICU. In addition, a community hospital, Grace General Hospital, has a Medical-Surgical ICU. For a list of the Medical Directors of each ICU, click here.
Intensive Care Units within the city possess advanced support capability including invasive mechanical ventilation, continuous renal replacement therapy and Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). Approximately 5000 patients are admitted to our ICUs annually.
The section of Critical Care Medicine is also active in education, research and outcomes improvement.
We provide Critical Care education for medical students, residents and fellows. For detailed information about our Fellowship Training Program and other aspects of education in critical care, click here: Education.
For more information about our ICU-related research, which includes both clinical and basic research, click here: Research.
For more information about our ICU Outcomes Improvement Program, click here: Outcomes Improvement.