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  • 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…

  • Attawapiskat Hospital temporairly closed

    Our Attawapiskat Hospital is temporarily closed because of a flood caused by the building’s sprinkler system. Emergency care and services is being provided in the community’s Health Centre at 16 Rapids Road. If you need EMERGENCY CARE go to the Attawapiskat Health Centre or call an ambulance at 705-997-1111. Patients are being moved to our…

  • Lynne Innes new VP Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive

    Weeneebayko Area Hospital Authority’s (WAHA) Board of Directors and President and CEO are pleased to announce that Lynne Innes has accepted the position of Vice President, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive (CNE). Ms. Innes, a Nurse Practitioner, has been the interim Vice President, Clinical Services and CNE since July 2018 and has been with…

  • Jack Hutchison Hired as WAHA’s Vice-President of Human Resources and Organizational Development

    WAHA is pleased to announce that Jack Hutchison has been hired as the Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development. We all recognize the immense contribution Jack has made to WAHA, we wish to extend our genuine appreciation for his dedication, previously serving as an HR Generalist and Manager during the building and development…

  • A Canadian FIRST in environmental building maintenance for WAHA staff

    Congratulations to our maintenance staff for becoming the FIRST ever remote, northern, First Nations graduates to become Building Operator Certified (BOC) by the Canadian Coalition for Green Healthcare and Healthcare Energy Leaders Ontario. The competency-based BOC training offered improved our teams’ technical expertise and job skills to improve our facilities so that they are more…

  • 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…