It’s our Sesquicentennial!

Discover 150 years of health care compassion, leadership and innovation

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Did you know that the Winnipeg General Hospital (WGH) was established in 1872? Or that in 1973, when WGH merged with Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Rehabilitation Hospital – D.A. Stewart Centre (Respiratory Hospital), that Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (HSC), was born?

These major milestones have shaped healthcare in Manitoba for well over a century while influencing healthcare advances throughout Canada and around the world. The early buildings are at the heart  of a campus that has grown and evolved into the centralized location of the most specialized health services available in Manitoba. For more than 100 years, dedicated doctors, nurses, and other caregivers have offered healing and hope and have inspired the development of specialized services, the founding of training institutions, and the construction of countless modern health facilities.

In 1973, what we know as HSC Winnipeg was established on a strong foundation of compassion and innovation and has  grown to become one of the largest tertiary health care facilities in Canada – a referral, teaching and research institution serving residents of Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut.

In 2000, HSC became an operating division of the WRHA and on April 5, 2019, HSC Winnipeg transitioned from WRHA to Shared Health, becoming the largest Shared Health facility.

Today, HSC is Manitoba’s provincial centre for trauma, transplants, burns, neurosciences, complex cancer care, and hospital-based pediatric care and is the working home of thousands of staff, volunteers and benefactors who continue to support and grow services to meet the growing and evolving health care needs of our populations.

As we mark this meaningful milestone, we’re sharing our gratitude for 150 years of health care compassion, leadership, and innovation! A big thank you to the dedicated health care staff members who continue providing the best care possible for patients and families; and to the kind and hardworking caregivers who look after both adults and kids.

We hope you enjoy this look into the HSC campus history, as much as those who have been a part of creating it.

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.

HSC 50/150 Activities and Resources

Read about the significant milestones that have shaped healthcare in Manitoba.

Explore how far advances in health-care at our facility have come by taking a look back.

Visit HSC’s 50/150 virtual memory wall and share your memorable moments throughout the years. 

Read stories that have helped the foundations make profound differences in the lives of many.

Discover more about HSC Winnipeg by visiting the HSC Archives/Museum’s digital portal.

How well do you know HSC Winnipeg and the history of Winnipeg General Hospital? 

Check back often! Over the coming year, look for stories of our history, recognition activities, and learning opportunities.

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