Our region

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) providers health-care services to people living along the eastern James Bay and Hudson Bay coasts. We get our name from the Cree people in this region who refer to the waterways that make up their traditional territory as Weeneebayko. The majority of people living in the region’s coastal communities are of proud Cree lineage.

WAHA was established following the October 1, 2010 integration of Weeneebayko Health Ahtuskaywain/Weeneebayko General Hospital in Moose Factory, James Bay General Hospital in Moosonee, Fort Albany and Attawapiskat’s hospitals and with the nursing stations in Kashechewan and Peawanuck. Our organization’s governance structure reflects the needs of the six communities we serve. Our sixteen (16) member Board of Directors provides a regional lens and guidance to WAHA’s senior management team.

All of our Board members, staff and physicians are committed to providing the highest quality of health care for the people and communities we serve. As a health-care provider in Ontario we are subject to the provisions under the Public Hospitals Act.

Services:

  • Acute and chronic care
  • 24 hour emergency services
  • Family medicine clinics
  • Regional mental health program
  • James Bay Ambulance Service
  • Occupational and rehabilitative services
  • General surgery and anesthesia
  • Community-based clinics specialty clinics (periodically)
  • Specialty services are provided by Kingston Health Science Centre and the Timmins and District Hospital

WAHA is proudly affiliated with Queen’s University, the University of Toronto and McMaster University.