Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg was established in 1973 through an Act of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. The Act brought together several of Western Canada’s most respected health care institutions, each unique in its own history of service: The Winnipeg General Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg, and The Manitoba Rehabilitation Hospital – D.A. Stewart Centre (Respiratory Hospital).
The purpose of the merger was to produce global hospital planning, uniting these facilities under a single administration. A separate affiliation agreement was signed with the Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation (now CancerCare Manitoba).
On April 1, 2000, Health Sciences Centre amalgamated with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA). The Health Sciences Centre Act was subsequently repealed by the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and in 2001 HSC became an operating division of the WRHA, governed by the WRHA Board of Directors.
On April 5, 2019, HSC Winnipeg became a Shared Health facility.
Visit HSC Archives/Museum for more information about the history of Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg and its previous institutions.