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  • Remote northern hospital fights for promised federal funding for new health campus

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Weeneebayko Area Health Authority insists the Government of Canada honours 2007 agreement  (Toronto, ON, May 27, 2024) – Today, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lynne Innes, was joined by National Chief Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak, Assembly of First Nations (AFN); Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN);…

  • Weeneebayko Area Health Authority to address federal funding for its new health campus issue

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Advisory  [Moose Factory, ON, May 24, 2024] — The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) will be holding a press conference to address the total lack of funding in the Government of Canada’s 2024-2025 Budget for WAHA’s new health campus.  In 2007, the federal government signed the Weeneebayko Area Health Integration Framework Agreement…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Weeneebayko Area Health Authority announces partnership with Queen’s University and the Mastercard Foundation.

    Yesterday, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority announced its partnership with Queen’s University and the Mastercard Foundation to create education and employment through the “Queens Weeneebayko Health Education Program.” With the eventual development of a satellite campus in Moosonee, this project will provide educational opportunities in health sciences to the entire Weeneebayko region through Queens University. The…

  • Weeneebayko Area Health Authority Ground Breaking Ceremony

    Yesterday, we broke ground on our new regional health campus in Moosonee and our new ambulatory care centre in Moose Factory. This project is decades in the making and truly marks a historic milestone for the entire James Bay Region. This project includes an acute care hospital, an extended mental health and addictions centre, a…

  • Renown Infectious Disease Specialist Visits WAHA

    Welcome to WAHA Dr. Isaac Bogoch! On June 23 and 24th, Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Infectious Disease Specialist and Associate Professor at University Health Network, travelled for his first visit to the Mushkegowuk Territory.  Dr Bogoch is also a member of the provincial vaccination task force. Dr. Bogoch completed medical school and Internal Medicine residency training…

  • COVID-19 (coronavirus) Preparations: Update #3

    On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a public health emergency of international concern and advised health-care providers to step up preparedness measures. Since then, we have been fully engaged with the Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and the Porcupine Health Unit regarding all developments related to the Novel…