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Weeneebayko Area Health Authority to address federal funding for its new health campus issue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Advisory

 [Moose Factory, ON, May 24, 2024] — The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) will be holding a press conference to address the total lack of funding in the Government of Canada’s 2024-2025 Budget for WAHA’s new health campus. 

In 2007, the federal government signed the Weeneebayko Area Health Integration Framework Agreement (WAHIFA), committing to funding 45 per cent of capital costs to build a new health campus, including a hostel, staff housing, an Elder Care Centre and a new hospital in Moosonee and acute care centre on Moose Factory Island. 

The new health campus is urgently needed to replace the 75-year-old Weeneebayko General Hospital (WGH), Canada’s oldest un-renovated hospital. 

Date: Monday, May 27, 2024
Time: 11:45 a.m. EST
Location: Assembly of First Nations, 50 O’Connor Street, Suite 200, Ottawa, ON

Notes for media:

Available for interview following the press conference:

  • National Chief Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak, Assembly of First Nations
  • Lynne Innes, President and Chief Executive Officer, WAHA
  • Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Nishnawbe Aski Nation
  • Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare, Chiefs of Ontario
  • Grand Chief Leo Friday, Mushkegowuk Council
  • The Honourable Charlie Angus, N.D.P., M.P.

Contact:
Elizabeth McCarthy, Director, Communications and Strategy, WAHA
249-313-1258
elizabeth.mccarthy@waha.ca

Additional Resources

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