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Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
Primary Care Facility, Fort Albany Hospital

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Operates a primary care facility and provides an array of services
  • Provides primary care through nurses with doctors and pharmacists available 24 hours a day for telephone consultations
  • Supported by rotating Physician visits
  • Provides mental health services
  • Offers palliative care and chronic care
  • Operates on-site laboratory services
  • Provides surgical consultations and a wide spectrum of surgical procedures
  • Arranges for air ambulance transfers to larger centres for emergency/surgical services
  • Receives services of James Bay Ambulance Services (JBAS)
  • Provides traditional healing programs approximately once per month based upon availability of healers
  • Provides English/Cree translation and interpretation services
In Patient Care
  • Provides 17 in-patient and chronic care beds
  • Provides pediatric care
  • Offers pre-natal and obstetric care (newborn deliveries)
  • Offers assistance for rehabilitation patients
Out Patient Care
  • Provides a 24-hour emergency department
  • Provides primary care assessment and treatment
  • Hosts various clinics including Diabetes, Hypertension, Prenatal and Well Women
Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
  • Provides access to specialized medical care using videoconferencing and other tele-diagnostic equipment
  • Allows specialists to remotely examine and prescribe treatments to patients in their home communities
  • Reduces the need to travel to receive care
Comments
Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk CouncilPolitical Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)Treaty #9
Hours of Operation
Office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pmEmergencies Mon-Sun 24 hours
Eligibility
Members of Fort Albany First Nation and all residents of Fort Albany
Application Process
No application process
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(20) Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On March 15, 2020

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