Social Services

WGH’s Social Services Department is committed to providing support for inpatients and their families during their stay at Weeneebayko General Hospital (WGH). For further information about the Department, please see below.

Contact information

To access this Department or for more information, please contact (705) 658-4544 ext. 2296

Hours of operation

Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Services provided

WGH’s Social Services Department offers the following services to inpatients:

Patient services

  • Visit with the patients
  • Provide activities for patients during their stay
  • Serve as a liaison between patient and staff
  • Provide translation services
  • Contact family members
  • Arrange and attend family meetings
  • Assist with discharge planning
  • Make respite care arrangements

Other services

  • Request letters from physicians (support letters for housing/disability)
  • Assist with the completion of application forms (disability, health cards, etc)
  • Consultation with hospital staff and other community agencies
  • Arrange pastors/minister visits
  • Arrange for legal services (lawyers)
  • Complete application forms for Long Term Care Placement (Nursing Homes)