News Releases

  • Move to Moose Factory….by Dr. Zahra Jaffer

    Dr. Zahra Jaffer shares why her “move to Moose Factory one of (the) best (she) made” In the Fall issue of the Northern Ontario Medical Journal, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) physician, writes about her three years living in and caring for patients in the James Bay and Hudson Bay region. Dr. Jaffer describes the…

  • Join our communities for Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters

    Community Members Invited to Attend: September 30 is Orange Shirt Day where First Nations, local governments, schools and communities come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. All Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) staff and physicians are encouraged to wear orange shirts on Sunday and Monday and participate…

  • Mushkegowuk Council – Welcome to Physicians and Allied Health Professionals

    MESSAGE FROM MUSHKEGOWUK COUNCIL P.O. Box 370, Moose Factory, ON, P0L 1W0, Tel: 705-658-4222, Fax: 705-658-4250 To all Physicians and Allied Health Professionals: We welcome you to the Mushkegowuk Aski (Land/Territory). As many are aware, our region is currently experiencing a health crisis. A shortage of Physicians, as well as other Allied Health professionals, has left our…

  • Announcement of New Management and Recent Updates

    We hope everyone had a great summer either resting up for the coming winter or enjoying their steep learning curves in their various new positions. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new management team at WAHA. Lynne Innes is a Nurse Practitioner and a member of our First Nations who has…

  • Interim Chief of Staff Announcement

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Elaine Innes has been appointed Interim Chief of Staff for the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority effective immediately. Dr. Innes is from Moose Factory, began her career at WGH as a Registered Nurse, and then advanced to the role of Nurse Practitioner. Most recently, as a Physician, Dr. Innes…

  • Sealed Bid Auction Closing September 11th, 2018

    Weeneebayko Area Health Authority WAHA Paramedic Services SEALED BID AUCTION SURPLUS EQUIPMENT VEHICLE PACKAGE 2001 ‐ 27 foot Jet Boat with Trailer Twin 175 hp Mercruiser powerheads on sport‐jet pumps Two additional new/rebuilt sport jet pumpsb Can be seen at the Moosonee Health Center, 5‐Percy’s Way Moosonee ON AS IS, WHERE IS ALL BIDS MUST…

  • OBS Closure Community Announcement

    Community Announcement Moose Factory, Moosonee, Albany, Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, and Peawanuck It is with regret that as of August 13, 2018, WAHA needs to temporarily close our OBS labour and delivery services due to a physician shortage at WAHA. We apologize for the impact on service delivery and hope that this transition will not be long.…

  • WAHA Diabetes Coordinator Melissa Hardy Receives Association Catalyst Award – Dietitians of Canada

    Earlier this summer, WAHA Diabetes Coordinator and Dietitian Melissa Hardy received the Association Catalyst Award, for her exceptional contributions in the Northwest and Central Ontario region in the early stage of her nutrition career.  Click here for more information.

  • Update: Statement from the Board of Directors of the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

    NEWS RELEASES Weeneebayko Area Health Authority 19 Hospital Drive, Box 664 Moose Factory ON P0L 1W0 www.waha.ca May 29, 2018 To all our valued community members, This is an update to our News Release on August 21, 2017 where we explained that an appeal process was underway at the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board…

  • 32 Long Term Care Beds Allocated to WAHA

    On March 1 2018, our organization submitted an application to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (Ministry), requesting to add long-term care bed capacity.  We are proud to announce that the Ministry has recently approved the request as part of their Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors (Aging with Confidence), and…