These changes will reduce duplication of management and administrative functions while making sure each region is able to provide health care services with the guidance of a provincial clinical services plan, something in existence in other jurisdictions and essential to effective health human resources planning, capital equipment and construction planning and technology planning, among others. It will also make sure that services provided centrally are coordinated and consistent.

Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living and the regional health authorities will be working together to develop detailed plans and implement the changes over the coming months.