News

  • 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…

  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Advisory

    High rates of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, have been reported in northeast Ontario. Pertussis is an acute infection of the respiratory tract that causes coughing fits or spells that may end with vomiting. Symptoms usually begin with a mild respiratory illness that may progress to uncontrollable violent coughing, making it difficult to breathe.…

  • 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…

  • Thank your nurse during National Nursing Week

    May 6 to the 12 is National Nursing Week 2019 and this year our nurses have chosen the slogan hands that serve, hearts that care to celebrate themselves and their friends and colleagues. On behalf of Weeneebayko Area Health Authority and the communities we serve a big thank you to all our registered nurses, registered…

  • Update: Medical Waste on James Bay Winter Road

    Our Corporate Services Department, working closely with our Privacy Office and transportation vendor, has finished its investigation into how medical waste from Attawapiskat Hospital ended up on the James Bay Winter Road on March 11, 2019. First, we are very sorry that this incident happened and want to thank the community members who brought their…

  • Medical Waste on James Bay Winter Road

    During the evening of Monday, March 11, 2019, medical waste was found between Moosonee and Fort Albany on the James Bay Winter Road. Among the waste that was found was one container that broke on impact causing some blood samples and used needles to fall out of the container on the road. We are taking…

  • Update: Attawapiskat Hospital Re-Opened

    Our Attawapiskat Hospital re-opened at 2 pm today, Friday, February 22, 2019. EMERGENCY SERVICES are now open and available 24 hours a day at the hospital. If you need emergency care go to the hospital or call an ambulance at 705-997-1111. We are currently working on moving patients who were transferred out to Fort Albany…