Wab Kinew Commits to Over 130 More Beds After 16 Hour Wait at Grace ER

October 2, 2023 | Treaty 1 and Dakota Territory, Homeland of the Red River Métis, Winnipeg - The day before Manitobans head to the polls, Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew promised to reduce wait times at ERs by reopening the 3 ERs in Winnipeg the PCs closed and adding over a hundred more beds to major hospitals.

“Manitobans waited 16 hours at the Grace ER last night,” said Kinew. “It’s clear Heather Stefanson made wait times worse. She closed three ERs in Winnipeg and cut hospital beds – I'll open ERs and add more beds to our hospitals. That’s the choice you have in this election.”

Kinew pledged to add over 130 beds over the next four years once the staffing is in place to do so. He committed to adding 60 beds at the Health Sciences Centre, Manitoba’s biggest hospital that serves patients throughout the province. Kinew also committed to an additional 30 beds at St. Boniface hospital, 34 beds for the Grace hospital and 10 beds for Brandon Regional Health Centre.