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Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Regional Health Authority Administration

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Description
Serves as an integrated First Nations Regional Health Authority
  • Oversees the medical services and health facilities in communities of the James Bay and Hudson Bay lowlands
  • Supports both Western and Traditional approaches to medicine
  • Supports families and communities through health education, advocacy and Cree language services
  • Participates with Queen's University School of Medicine, the University of Toronto School of Medicine, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) to provide learning opportunity for residents, medical students and nursing students
  • Collaborates with Kingston General Hospital and the Timmins District Hospital when patients require services outside the Weeneebayko region
Services provided include but are not limited to:
  • Acute and chronic care as well as 24 hour emergency services including family medicine clinics
  • General surgery and anesthesia
  • Occupational and Rehabilitative services
  • Telemedicine services through the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
  • Specialty clinics and telemedicine sessions by medical specialists in the fields of pediatrics; obstetrics/gynecology; geriatrics rheumatology; ophthalmology; rehabilitation and neurology and other specialties (hosted regularly by community-based clinics)
  • Charter aircraft services to Kingston for entitled First Nation patients requiring diagnostic tests such as CT scans and MRI's and specialist care
NOTE: Interpretive Services are available in Cree, Ojibway, and Oji-Cree upon request
Comments
  • The Cree people of the James/Hudson Bay lowlands refer to the waterways that make up their traditional territory as Weeneebayko
  • Moose Factory is an island and only accessible by water in the spring, summer and fall seasons; ice road in the winter months and helicopter during break-up and freeze-up
  • WAHA also manages an inventory of 150 houses and a small fleet of boats to house health-care professionals and provide transportation to and from the mainland; it also finances air charters and medivac services, ferrying patients, doctors and other health-care providers between Kingston and Moosonee and up and down the coast
Eligibility
First Nation members and residents of the communities in the Weeneebayko region
Application Process
Call for information
Office
705-658-4544
Fax
705-658-4917
Web Site
https://www.waha.ca
Mailing Address
PO Box 664
c/o WAHA
Moose Factory, ON, P0L 1W0
Canada
Languages
English
President and Chief Executive Officer
Lynne Innes
Email: lynne.innes@waha.ca
Fees
None
Documents Required
Valid Ontario health card
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(20) Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Topic(s)
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 10, 2021
Address
19 Hospital Dr
Cochrane, Unorganized, North Part, ON, P0L 1W0
  • Health Authority offices are located in the Weeneebayko General Hospital in Moose Factory at Center Rd
  • Hospital is situated at southernmost end of Moose Factory Island at the mouth of Moose River on James Bay

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0800 - 1630
Tue
0800 - 1630
Wed
0800 - 1630
Thu
0800 - 1630
Fri
0800 - 1630

Office: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Attawapiskat First Nation
  • Fort Albany First Nation
  • Kashechewan First Nation
  • Moose Factory
  • Moosonee
  • Weenusk First Nation