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  • Globe and Mail: Planning, trust led to COVID-19 vaccination success in Northern Ontario First Nations

    On April 11, 2021, the Globe and Mail wrote a piece on the success of the vaccination in Northern Ontario First Nations communities including the James and Hudson Bay Region. “Lynne Innes, president and chief executive officer of Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) in Moose Factory, which provides public health care to six communities along…

  • Happy National Medical Laboratory Week

    During National Medical Laboratory Week, we are encouraging you to take a closer look at what medical laboratory professionals do. Did you know? There are 1.2 million laboratory tests performed every day by medical laboratory professionals in Canada. Who are Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) and Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLAs)? MLTs analyze tissue samples, blood, and…

  • Ontario moves into 4 week Lockdown

    Where the local community bylaws and the provincial restrictions differ, follow your local community bylaws. As of April 3rd, 2021 at 12:01am, the Ontario government will be imposing a provincewide emergency break that will be in place for at least four weeks. Visit here for details of the Provincewide emergency brake If you are vaccinated,…

  • News update: New Regional Health Campus in Moosonee and Moose Factory

    Exciting news resounds throughout the Moose Cree territory, also known as the traditional lands of the Cree people in the James and Hudson Bay Region. As the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority continuously provides healthcare to its First Nations communities, we are proud to see healthcare infrastructure expand be close to home as possible. Both new…

  • One Resolved COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Moosonee

    To our community members:WAHA is confirming there is one resolved COVID-19 case from the previously announced. Currently, there are no active COVID-19 cases in the region. WAHA has received authorization from the leadership of the Municipality to confirm that the one resolved case is in Moosonee. In general, for COVID-19, a close contact is anyone…

  • Two Resolved COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Moose Factory

    To our community members: WAHA is confirming there are two resolved COVID-19 cases from the four previously announced. This brings the case count to two positive COVID-19 cases in the region. WAHA has received authorization from the leadership of Moose Cree to confirm that the two resolved cases were in Moose Factory.WAHA is working with…

  • Two Resolved COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Moosonee

    To our community members: WAHA is confirming there are two resolved COVID-19 cases from the seven previously announced. This brings the case count to five positive COVID-19 cases in the region, three in Moosonee and two in Moose Factory. WAHA has received authorization from the leadership of the Municipality to confirm that the two resolved…

  • Four Additional Positive Covid-19 Cases Confirmed in James & Hudson Bay Region

    To our community members: WAHA is confirming that four additional COVID-19 cases have been identified. This increases the case count to nineteen positive COVID-19 cases in the region. WAHA has received authorization from the respective communities’ leadership to state that one of the new cases is in Moosonee and three are in Moose Factory.WAHA is…

  • Cancelling Visitation Hours

    As of February 22, 2020 no visitors will be allowed. Exceptional circumstances will be reviewed on a case by case basis. This is for the safety of our patients and staff. For more information on the up-to-date case numbers, please visit www.waha.ca/covid-19. If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close…

  • Ornge Continues to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines in Fort Albany

    Ornge continues to deliver COVID-19 Vaccines in Fort Albany this week. Moderna COVI-19 vaccines are being delivered and the community clinic If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate and complete the on-line COVID-19 Self-Assessment to determine your next steps. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ Remember, this…