• Anonymous
    December 21, 2019
    Caller: 788 8588

    Received call asking if I refused treatment, I indicate, yes , but did not want to hear that I was there for 5 hours and that I would have to wait another hour before an bladder test need to be performed when there are two doctors attending to me, however, they were earlier shooting the sh*t, while I was still waiting to see-you the same two doctors.
  • Anonymous
    July 20, 2019
    Caller: Don’t know

    Phone number not recognized. Left message saying my first name and it is after hours to call back. All family accounted for. Didn’t return call
  • Garbie
    May 26, 2019
    Scam call
    Caller: (204) 788-8588

    I’ve blocked it and still get repeated calls. Says it’s my area code. I have never answered it and from the look of the complaint comments above, I sure won’t. So glad I had call display.
  • Anonymous
    March 20, 2018
    United States
    This number has called me several times. I have never been to the hospital nor have I been out if the state I live in. How can we stop these calls. I blocked them and they still call at all hours. I was woke up at midnight from this number. Most annoying person on earth. STOP CALLING ME!
  • Anonymous
    January 29, 2018
    Scam call
    Some lady named Joan just called me after I came back from Victoria Urgent care to ask about my experience. When I said I was very unhappy there she just hang up on me....rude!

Sample complaints we have found for (204) 788-8588

  • Marsha Hickman
    This called keeps calling and when you try to dial it back, there is a message it does not accept returned calls..what the heck????
  • tiffanny
    some one phoned me from(204) 788-8588 and when i would not give them any info the lady by the name Joann hung up on me tried to call it back but you can not it gives a message that this #  does not accept return calls
  • Alex
    Those calls come indeed from the hospital, like "Tania16 Feb 2011" said if someone who the caller is asking was in the emergency room but left without a notice, they will call you.
    P.S I think they do not disclose any info because they protect the privacy of the person they ask for.

    Hope this helps
  • Winnipeg news article explination
    Related Stories (204) 778-8588Patients seek routine care in ERs, say Manitoba ToriesA growing number of people are opting to leave the emergency rooms of Winnipeg's two largest hospitals before they have been seen by a doctor, CBC News has learned.In the past year, 10.7 per cent of patients who sought care at the Health Sciences Centre's emergency room left without being seen ? up 23 per cent from 2009-10 ? according to numbers from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA).About 8.8 per cent of people left St. Boniface General Hospital's emergency room without seeing a doctor in 2011-12. That's up 44 per cent from 2009-10, when it was 6.1 per cent.CBC News obtained the figures from the health authority through an access to information request.The WRHA defines "left without being seen" as people who register with a nurse at the reception desk, but who thereafter leave without being seen by a physician."We're certainly concerned about those who would leave before they are seen, particularly those whose health would be at further risk when they do that," said Lori Lamont, the WRHA's chief nursing officer.Lamont added that a certain percentage of those who leave end up going someplace else, such as a medical clinic.   The WRHA says a call centre run by the provincial government's Health Links telephone service attempts to reach those who leave emergency rooms within 24 hours to see if their health issues have been resolved.Frustrated with waitingSome Winnipeggers who have left emergency rooms without being seen by a doctor say they are just too frustrated with what they describe as long waits.Bob Kury said two months ago, he left the Misericordia Health Centre's emergency room after waiting in pain for several hours.Kury described his pain at the time as a "12 out of 10," adding that he had trouble urinating."I wasn't going to die in an emergency room like Brian Sinclair," he told CBC News on Thursday."If I was going to die, I'll die at home."Brian Sinclair, a double-amputee with a speech problem, was found dead in his wheelchair after spending 34 hours in the waiting room of the Health Sciences Centre's emergency department in 2008.Since then, the Health Sciences Centre has introduced changes to ensure everyone who seeks care at its emergency room is directed by a security officer to a triage nurse who can assess their needs.Sinclair's death has also prompted a public inquiry, in an effort to ensure others don't wait for care in vain.In Kury's case, he said he never saw a doctor at the Misericordia or at the Victoria General Hospital, where he went the next day, but he did note that a nurse at the latter hospital did put in a catheter.'Slight correlation'Lamont said there is a "slight correlation" between the drop-out rate and the wait time in an emergency department."If the wait time is longer, we know that people are more likely to become frustrated and leave," she said.The WRHA's biggest priority is to reduce wait times, Lamont said, but she added that its priority is to see the most serious cases."We know that ? people who have truly emergency kinds of needs are seen really quite quickly," she said.Lamont said the WRHA continues to develop ways to care for people with "less urgent needs" outside the emergency room.Those ways include a series of "quick care clinics" and a "fast-track" system that uses nurse practitioners instead of doctors.Still, Lamont said more and more patients are coming to the emergency rooms at Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital every year.The health authority monitors wait times each day. On Wednesday, the average wait time to see a doctor at the region's six hospitals was two hours, although on any given day the wait can be much longer.
  • Bossryan
    Bryan klos


    call him he is the director of the call center who is doing this... feel free to call him... I am sure he would LOVE to hear from you.  if you cant get him at that number... call Misercordia Hospital and ask for him.  If that does not work for HSC or the Winnipeg Health Authority and ask for the Health Linx Director.
  • BossRyan
    and just to add to my previous post... the number specifically belongs to a reporting department... they generally call if you leave emergency dept without being seen or without completing your care.

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