NDP leader Wab Kinew has promised to open three new emergency rooms if his party is elected this fall.

Kinew announced on Wednesday that, if elected, he will build three new emergency rooms in Winnipeg and one in Eriksdale.

The party says the announcement builds on the Manitoba NDP's commitment to fix the health care staffing crisis with a $500 million investment in recruitment and retention.

The NDP party says the first ER will be built at Victoria Hospital to help with the growing population in South Winnipeg. 

The Manitoba NDP’s plan was supported by Dr. Eric Jacobsohn, internist, anesthesiologist and head of research and the Health Science Centre and Dr. Brian Postl, former CEO of the WRHA and former Dean of the Max Rady College of Medicine.