2021 News

  • Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) Receives Echo Service Accreditation

    Congratulations to WAHA’s cardiovascular ultrasound service team, Dr. Kafka, and Rose Norman RDCS AE. PE, on this great service accomplishment for WAHA and the people of James and Hudson Bay. “Thank you to the team for your dedication in helping us to accredit our echocardio services. This enables us to fulfill our vision in the…

  • One Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Moose Factory

    To our community members:WAHA is confirming there is one positive COVID-19 case in addition to the three cases previously announced, one on May 3rd and two on May 4th. This brings the case count to four positive COVID-19 cases in the James and Hudson Bay region, one in Moosonee and three in Moose Factory. WAHA…

  • Two New Positive COVID-19 Cases Confirmed

    To our community members: WAHA is confirming there are two positive COVID-19 cases in addition to the one case previously announced on May 3rd. This brings the case count to three positive COVID-19 cases in the James and Hudson Bay region, one in Moosonee and two in Moose Factory. WAHA has received authorization from the…

  • Positive COVID-19 case in James & Hudson Bay Region

    To our community members: We can confirm that there is one new positive case of COVID-19 in the region. WAHA is working with Porcupine Health Unit and the community public health department to ensure that the individual is isolated, and that the contact tracing investigation is ongoing. WAHA has received authorization from Moose Cree First…

  • Globe and Mail: Planning, trust led to COVID-19 vaccination success in Northern Ontario First Nations

    On April 11, 2021, the Globe and Mail wrote a piece on the success of the vaccination in Northern Ontario First Nations communities including the James and Hudson Bay Region. “Lynne Innes, president and chief executive officer of Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) in Moose Factory, which provides public health care to six communities along…

  • WAHA Celebrates National Medical Laboratory Week

    During National Medical Laboratory Week from April 11th-17th , we are encouraging you to take a closer look at what medical laboratory professionals do. Did you know?There are 1.2 million laboratory tests performed every day by medical laboratory professionals in Canada. Who are Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) and Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLAs)? MLTs analyze tissue…

  • Celebrating Our Dental Team

    The month of April is Oral Health Month and an important part of this celebration is National Dental Hygienists Week™, celebrated annually April 4-10, 2021. Focusing on the importance of maintaining good oral health practices and helping Canadians understand the role and importance of the dental hygiene profession, this annual event is sponsored by the…

  • Ontario Emergency Stay At Home Order

    As of April 8th, 2021 at 12:01am, the Ontario government enacts the Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order. Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done…

  • Congratulations to Dr. Homer Tien on his role as the Chair of the Ontario Vaccine Distribution Task Force

    WAHA congratulates Dr. Homer Tien, President and CEO of Ornge on his role as the new lead for the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force. “I have the utmost confidence in his skills and ability to complete the task,” said Lynne Innes, President & CEO of WAHA. Read the full article below. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/dr-homer-tien-ornge-air-ambulance-ceo-operational-lead-covid-19-vaccine-distribution-task-force-1.5975418

  • Ontario moves into 4 week Lockdown

    Where the local community bylaws and the provincial restrictions differ, follow your local community bylaws. As of April 3rd, 2021 at 12:01am, the Ontario government will be imposing a provincewide emergency break that will be in place for at least four weeks. Visit here for details of the Provincewide emergency brake If you are vaccinated,…