• One Positive Covid-19 Case Confirmed in Moose Factory

    To our community members: WAHA is confirming that as of 10 a.m. today, there is one more positive case of COVID-19 to report. In a previous statement, 1 positive case was identified in Moosonee. This brings the case count to two Positive COVID-19 cases in the region. WAHA has received authorization from Moose Cree First…

  • One Positive Covid-19 Case Confirmed in Moosonee

    To our community members: WAHA is confirming that as of 10 a.m. today, there is one positive case of COVID-19 in the region. WAHA has received authorization from the leadership in Moosonee to state that the one case is in fact in the municipality. WAHA is working with Porcupine Health Unit to ensure that the…

  • Mammography Accreditation Announcement

    We are pleased to announce that the mammography team recently submitted their Year 2 update information, and Weeneebayko General Hospital (WGH ) was found to be in compliance with the CAR-MAP requirements and remains in good standing. WGH is an accredited site with the Canadian Association of Radiologists mammography accreditation program (CAR-MAP). This is a 3-year…

  • The Porcupine Health Unit and Weeneebayko Area Health Authority are Pleased to Announce the First COVID-19 Vaccines in Moosonee

    Today, Lynne Innes, CEO of WAHA and Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit PHU), are pleased to announce that COVID-19 vaccinations will be administered in Moosonee this week, for those in congregate living settings. The PHU, Weeneebayko and Area Health Authority (WAHA), ORNGE, Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit…

  • IMPORTANT REGIONAL NOTICE: COVID-19 VACCINE PLAN

    Updated on March 1, 2021Dear community members of the James and Hudson Bay Region: On January 5th, 2021 WAHA sent out a notice explaining details about Health Canada’s approved use of the Moderna Vaccine in Canada to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In preparation for the vaccine’s arrival to the Region, WAHA has been working…

  • Government of Ontario Declares State of Emergency and Announces Provincewide Shutdown.

    Note: Where your local community bylaws and the provincial restrictions differ, follow the more restrictive advice.   The province of Ontario has declared a Second Provincial State of Emergency effective Tuesday, January 16, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. The government has issued a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to stay home with the exception of going out for essential purposes. Outdoor…

  • Vaccines Arrives in Attawapiskat and Fort Albany for Long Term Care Patients and Health Care Workers

    WAHA’s President and CEO, Lynne Innes, met with ORNGE Moosonee Based Manager Chris Alisappi to pick up additional vaccines to be delivered in the region. Today, vaccines were delivered to coastal communities for residents and staff of congregate care home settings at the Weeneebayko General, Attawapiskat and Fort Albany hospitals for elderly inpatients. As well…

  • WAHA honours the late George Small Jr.

    Dear WAHA and Community Members: On behalf of the entire WAHA team and our Board of Directors, I want to extend our sincere condolences to the family of George Small Jr. George was a long-serving member of the WAHA and previous WHA boards. During his tenure, he advocated extensively for his community, and for the…

  • COVID-19 Community Update: NEW COVID-19 Information Phone Numbers

    As of March 31, 2020, we have updated the phone numbers for reporting symptoms and asking questions. Due to a high volume of calls to the Porcupine Health Unit, we have established new numbers for our region. If you have questions about COVID-19 or symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing, call the public…