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Code Blue at Concordia Hospital

The term 'Code Blue' is a standardized Code used at Winnipeg's Hospitals to signify a Cardiopulmonary Arrest, more commonly known as a heart attack. At Concordia Hospital in the general patient care areas, a Code Blue is immediately attended to by Emergency Room medical personnel. Removal of this essential medical service at Concordia not only impacts the 150,000 residents of northeast Winnipeg and Transcona, it impacts the hospital's patients. What kind of health care system are we creating when patients at a hospital need to be transported to another hospital to treat a heart attack?