Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Site: Fort Albany Hospital

Service: Primary Care Facility

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service) 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
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Emergencies Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Fort Albany First Nation
Eligibility Members of Fort Albany First Nation and all residents of Fort Albany
Application No application process
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree, Ojibway; available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone Main Office 705-278-3330 
Telemedicine Appointments 705-658-4544 Ext 2248
Crisis Phone Ambulance 1-800-290-3019
Fax 705-278-1121
Website www.weeneebaykohealth.ca
Primary Executive Denis Gagné, Acting Director of Patient Care, Fort Albany Hospital; Phone: 705-278-3330 ext 26; Fax: 705-278-3326
Alternate Executive Denis Gagné, Patient Care Coordinator, Fort Albany Hospital; Phone: 705-278-3330 ext 25; Email: denis.gagne@waha.ca
Site Location Community is 450 km N of Timmins on W shore of James Bay, 150 km N of Moosonee
Located In Community Fort Albany First Nation
Address 5 Airport Rd
Fort Albany, ON P0L 1H0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Fort Albany Hospital 
PO Box 91 
Fort Albany, ON P0L 1H0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North East Local Health Integration Network Aboriginal (NELHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)