Arrangement for a pager

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This article describes how to obtain pagers. Pagers are needed for GFT physicians and residents. Pagers are subject to the Portable Electronic Device Policy.

See also: How to cancel a pager.

Process for Ordering Physician Pagers

Pagers are ordered by the Secretary and approved by the Physician Services Manager for physicians or the Program Administrator for residents. The form for a pager is located at

Always order the least expensive pager which is the numeric pager. Once the form is signed, email it to the Servicedesk (in the WRHA Outlook Global Address Book).

Pagers arrive one or two business days after they are ordered.

PGME trainees who wish to keep their pager for employment with Shared Health Services are required to contact the Provincial Medical Administrative Services,

Process for Ordering Resident Pagers

Pagers for home program resident are supplied by the PGME Office, at no cost the Department, and are supplied to the resident at PGME registration time.

Register the pager with the relevant hospital's paging system

See Paging

Special instructions for External Elective - PGME - Trainees from other Institutions Coming to the University of Manitoba

  • The form can be used for out-of-province elective residents, information to be listed as per the sample.

Complete the Pager Request Form and submit to Digital Health.

  1. see a completed sample: Media: SAMPLE - Pager_Request_Form.pdf
  2. This form is to be approved by the Managing Director. Cost Centre is 10400162
  3. There is no cost to the Department for pagers for Out-of-province Medical Elective Residents.

Cancelling and returning a pager

See How to cancel a pager


If a pager is not returned, has been lost or has physical or liquid damage, there will be a $50 charge for numeric pagers or a $100 charge for alpha-numeric pagers.

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