Events

  • 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…

  • New, more convenient location for patients to stay in Timmins

    (Moose Factory, ON) – As of April 1, 2020, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) patients with medical appointments in Timmins requiring an overnight stay will be booked into the Comfort Inn, located at 939 Algonquin Boulevard East. All staff working in the hostel will remain WAHA employees, only the location of where they work will…

  • Red and white health cards won’t be accepted as of July 2020

    If you still use a red and white health card it’s time to replace it with a more secure photo health card. As of July 1, 2020, red and white Ontario health cards will no longer be accepted for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) services including emergency and family medicine visits at any of our…

  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Advisory

    Cases of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) reported in Moosonee and Moose Factory There are now several cases of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) reported in Moosonee and Moose Factory. The best protection is vaccination! Pertussis can cause serious harm to infants (birth to 2 years old) pregnant woman and people with respiratory conditions. Make sure your family’s vaccinations…

  • Novel Coronavirus: Update #2

    WAHA is monitoring and stepping up preparedness measures On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern which advises countries and health-care providers to increase monitoring and screening, and step up preparedness measures. We are fully engaged with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Public Health…

  • Coronavirus: What you need to know

    We are adding extra steps to our screening process when patients arrive at all of our emergency rooms across the James Bay region in response to the first two presumed cases of Novel Coronavirus in Toronto being identified. While we are serious about protecting our patients, it’s important to know that the Public Health Agency…

  • Suboxone Clinic open Monday to Friday in Moose Factory

    The Suboxone Clinic, part of our Family Medicine Clinic at Weeneebayko General Hospital (WGH) in Moose Factory has updated it’s hours and how to make an appointment. Appointments are available: Mondays to Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Closed on weekends and holidays Suboxone prescriptions are only…

  • Update to important notice about NIHB travel

    Update As of earlier this morning (Wednesday, October 9, 2019) the phone and internet lines supporting our NIHB travel office have been repaired and are working. You can contact our NIHB travel office at 1-855-336-2947/705-336-2947 or by email at waha.nihb@waha.ca. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Original message Our NIHB travel office’s phone and…

  • Board of Directors Announce New President and CEO

    Lynne Innes Ontario’s first Indigenous woman to lead a health authority Moose Factory, ON — The Board of Directors are very pleased to share that Lynne Innes has accepted the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA). In her new role, Ms. Innes will work closely with WAHA’s…

  • Homegrown talent named Chief of Staff

    Weeneebayko Area Health Authority’s (WAHA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dr. Elaine Innes has been named Chief of Staff after a nine-month search. Born and raised in Moose Factory, Dr. Innes began her clinical career with WAHA as a registered nurse and then as a nurse practitioner before attending medical school. A…