It’s our Sesquicentennial!

Discover 150 years of health care compassion, leadership and innovation

  • 1872 – Winnipeg General Hospital (WGH) was established
  • 1973 – WGH merged with Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg and The Manitoba Rehabilitation Hospital–D.A. Stewart Centre (Respiratory Hospital) and became Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (HSC)

These major milestones have shaped healthcare in Manitoba and influenced healthcare advances throughout Canada and the world. The early buildings were the nucleus of an area in the heart of Winnipeg that eventually grew to a campus for health care. For 100 years, dedicated doctors, nurses, and other caregivers offered healing and hope. Specialized services emerged, training institutions were founded, and older structures were replaced with more modern facilities.

In 1973 HSC Winnipeg was established on this foundation of 100 years of compassion and innovation. HSC has since grown to be one of the largest tertiary health care facilities in Canada – a referral, teaching and research institution serving residents of Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut. Today, HSC is Manitoba’s provincial centre for trauma, transplants, burns, neurosciences, complex cancer care, and hospital-based pediatric care. Dedicated staff, volunteers and benefactors continue to support and grow services at the hospital to meet the growing and evolving health care needs of our populations.

In 2000, HSC amalgamated with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and became an operating division of the WRHA. On April 5, 2019, HSC Winnipeg transitioned from WRHA to Shared Health to become a Shared Health facility.

Check back often! Over the coming year more stories of our history, recognition activities, and learning opportunities will be published here.

We invite you to discover more about the history of Manitoba’s provincial tertiary hospital and share your memories about visiting, working and receiving care here.

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