• Update: Attawapiskat Hospital Re-Opened

    Our Attawapiskat Hospital re-opened at 2 pm today, Friday, February 22, 2019. EMERGENCY SERVICES are now open and available 24 hours a day at the hospital. If you need emergency care go to the hospital or call an ambulance at 705-997-1111. We are currently working on moving patients who were transferred out to Fort Albany…

  • Attawapiskat Hospital temporairly closed

    Our Attawapiskat Hospital is temporarily closed because of a flood caused by the building’s sprinkler system. Emergency care and services is being provided in the community’s Health Centre at 16 Rapids Road. If you need EMERGENCY CARE go to the Attawapiskat Health Centre or call an ambulance at 705-997-1111. Patients are being moved to our…

  • Lynne Innes new VP Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive

    Weeneebayko Area Hospital Authority’s (WAHA) Board of Directors and President and CEO are pleased to announce that Lynne Innes has accepted the position of Vice President, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive (CNE). Ms. Innes, a Nurse Practitioner, has been the interim Vice President, Clinical Services and CNE since July 2018 and has been with…

  • A Canadian FIRST in environmental building maintenance for WAHA staff

    Congratulations to our maintenance staff for becoming the FIRST ever remote, northern, First Nations graduates to become Building Operator Certified (BOC) by the Canadian Coalition for Green Healthcare and Healthcare Energy Leaders Ontario. The competency-based BOC training offered improved our teams’ technical expertise and job skills to improve our facilities so that they are more…

  • Community Relations Department

    WAHA Community Relations Department is the “link” between the community as well as WAHA staff and management. The Department’s role is to facilitate good communication and culturally sensitive health care in the region. The Director of Community Relations (DCR) leads this department; this person has in-depth knowledge of the Cree language, culture and traditions, and…

  • Food Drive for Moose Factory Hamper Project

    December 5 & 6, 2017 Drop off location is at the WAHA Telemedicine waiting room located at…. Please bring in non-perishable items to donate to the Moose Factory Christmas Hamper project. While working with the youth in Moose Factory Lisa Sutherland has identified needy families in the community. She has been organizing the clothing swap…

  • Bringing Care Closer to Home for James and Hudson Bay Seniors

    On October 20-22 2016, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) in collaboration with the Northeast Specialized Geriatric Centre (NESGC) was honored to have the opportunity to present “Delivering Care on the Coast: The Development and Delivery of Specialized Geriatric Clinics on the James and Hudson Bay Coast in Northeastern Ontario” at the 45th Annual Scientific and…

  • Focus Newsletter – Fall 2015

    Focus Newsletter – Fall 2015

  • Focus Newsletter – Winter 2015

    Focus Newsletter – Winter 2015

  • A Message to the Residents of the Weeneebayko Region

    A Message from WAHA President and CEO Bernie D.Schmidt Most people have likely heard or seen the recent CBC radio and print stories. It is very unfortunate that the CBC have linked the unproven claims of a recent ex-contract mental health worker to the larger WAHA Mental Health Staff Team and even more unfairly to…