On Monday, February 6, 2023, the provincial government announced that they will be providing $224,667 to capacity at the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg.
“Eating disorders and disordered eating can have serious physical, psychological and social consequences,” said Mental Health and Community Wellness Minister Janice Morley-Lecomte.
The money will be used to hire a nurse therapist and social worker to support up to 80 additional families every year in the hospital-based program.
“Eating disorders have a significant and devastating impact on a person’s physical, social, academic, vocational and psychological well-being. They affect families, friends and loved ones, and have little regard for gender, age or socioeconomic status,” said Dr. Louis Ludwig, medical director, Adult Eating Disorders Program, HSC Winnipeg. “Today’s investments will greatly help to provide Manitobans with better access to programs and supports, enabling them to get the help they need from our dedicated care teams.”