2020 News

  • 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…

  • First COVID-19 Vaccine in James and Hudson Bay Region

    The moment in time we have all been awaiting, this morning, elder Gertrude Johnstone, a Moose Cree First Nation band member, was the first to receive the Health Canada approved COVID-19 Moderna vaccine at the Weeneebayko General Hospital in Moose Factory, Ontario. On January 6th, the first COVID-19 vaccines were delivered by ORNGE to Moosonee…

  • BREAKING NEWS: One additional in Fort Albany has been confirmed increasing the total number to two.

  • Moderna Vaccine Update: Phase One has arrived

  • Moderna Vaccine Update: Frequently asked questions

    What is the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine? The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273) is used to prevent COVID-19. This disease is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Who is eligible to receive the vaccine? The vaccine is approved for people who are 18 years of age and older. Its safety and effectiveness in people…