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  • WAHA’s Dr. Innes proves portable MRI works in remote hospitals

    We’re thrilled to celebrate one of our very own, Dr. Elaine Innes, on the successful publication of pioneering work done here in our region at Weeneebayko General Hospital on the effectiveness of portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines.  Co-authored with Dr. Omar Islam of Queen’s University, in the Journal of Neurology Research Reviews & Reports, the portable…

  • WAHA Medical Transportation Introduces Peawanuck Charter Service

    It can be challenging for many First Nations Individuals living in remote fly-in Communities to access necessary medical care. WAHA Medical Transportation Services is diligently working to improve quality service and continues to look for ways to ensure our patients can attend their medical appointment(s) as seamlessly as possible. WAHA Medical Transportation Services will be…

  • WAHA Medical Transportation: 2024 Winter Transportation Schedule

    Effective January 8, 2024 Everyone traveling on flight 704 to Kingston must check in with Air Creebec at the Moosonee Airport no later than 2:00 PM for 3:00 PM departure. All passengers must provide a valid ID to the ticket agent before boarding the flight. WAHA NIHB DRIVERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO: Reminder: Travel Warrants:…

  • NIHB – Medical Transportation Quick Facts

    The Patient Medical Travel Program (Patient Travel) is a Non-Insured Health Benefit that provides funding to registered First Nations and recognized Inuit persons to access medically required health services in the nearest appropriate health facility. The most economical and efficient means of transportation is to be used, considering the urgency of the situation and the…

  • WAHA Medical Transportation Charter and Office Closure

    There will be no scheduled Weeneebayko Charter flights between Friday, December 22, 2023 – Monday, January 1, 2024. Charter Services will commence on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. During this period, we will be utilizing limited commercial flights when we can accommodate. Please note that WAHA Medical Transportation and ISC cannot provide transportation services for “emergent”…

  • WAHA Medical Travel Weight Restrictions

    The WAHA charter, local medical van, water ferry, and helicopter provide travel for patients (escorts) attending medical appointments. All patients (escorts) are restricted to 25 pounds when utilizing medical transportation. The only exception is medical equipment i.e. dialysis equipment and wheelchair. By exceeding the weight restriction: Passengers are responsible for making alternative arrangements for any…

  • WAHA Medical Transportation: 2023 Fall Helicopter Transportation Schedule

    Effective: November 1, 2023 Helicopter services to and from Weeneebayko General Hospital (WGH) are provided for Non-insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program patients and their escorts, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) business travellers and non-status patients attending appointments. All passengers must be at the waiting areas 15 minutes to departure time. ** Everyone traveling on flight…

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

    The Community Mental Health and Addictions Program is offering a two-day interactive workshop on suicide first aid and will teach participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Workshop details:Date: August 16 & 17, 2023Time: 9AM – 4PMLocation: WGH…

  • Feasibility and Cost Analysis of Portable MRI Implementation in a Remote Setting in Canada

    Cambridge University has published a ground-breaking study on a Portable MRI and its successful implementation in a remote setting. “Implementation in a remote setting is feasible, with significant cost savings compared to fixed MRI. This study may serve as a model to democratize MRI access, offer timely care and improve triaging in remote areas where…

  • Lifejacket Giveaway

    The Minomathasowin ‘Healthy Living” Department is proud to host a lifejacket giveaway. Based on the0–17-year-old population in the region, 1720 lifejackets were purchased for youth along the Jamesand Hudson Bay Coasts. The Mino team began distributing the lifejackets in June and is excited tomove onto its next two communities. With help from the WAHA Paramedic…