Media Contact

Media inquiries can be directed to:

Irene Dube, Corporate Communications Manager
(807) 737-6563

Jesse Bonello, Communications Officer
(807) 737-6545

We will respond to requests during our regular business hours, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT. For urgent requests, please call the Corporate Communications Department at (807) 737-6563 or (807) 737-6545 and follow voice prompts for after-hours support.


Latest News and Media Releases

New directive allows for off-site visits for residents of ECU
After months of residents of the William A. George Extended Care Facility (ECU) being confined to the facility during the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent announcement from the Ministry of Long-Term Care has made it possible for residents to leave the premises for day trips and overnight visits.
Re-Introducing Clinical Services with Safety as our #1 Priority
At Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC), we continue to review how to best provide our services during this global pandemic. Many outpatient and non-urgent services were suspended in the spring of 2020, and planning has been underway to re-introduce these services in a slow and steady manner. During this time, we want to keep you well-informed and safe; especially as Ontario operates in stage three of re-opening the province under various restrictions.
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Miichim Program Donations: Thank You!
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre would like to thank the organizers of the Lac Seul Walleye Cup and the community of Ear Falls for donating fish caught in their annual derby held on the weekend of July 25 – 26th to our hospital’s Traditional Foods Program (Miichim).
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COVID-19 update on Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre staff
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June 26 Update- COVID-19 and SLMHC
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COVID-19 Cases – Update from SLMHC
As previously announced, SLMHC has seen a recent cluster of positive COVID-19 test results. Early last week, three patients were admitted to hospital for other reasons and tested positive for the virus. This testing was completed as part of our hospital protocol prior to procedures and/or transfer of these patients to other health facilities. Additionally, in the same timeframe we became aware of a positive result among our staff. All protocols for isolation and contact tracing were implemented.
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Update on COVID-19 in Region and SLMHC
At Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC), we remain thankful that the presence of the COVID-19 virus within the catchment area that we serve has been minimal. This is a direct result of the precautions taken by each community, our organization, as well as our partner organizations in health. At this time, we wish to update the public on new, positive cases in our region and how this is impacting SLMHC.
New Positive Case of COVID-19 in Sioux Lookout
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) received notice of a new positive case of COVID-19 in Sioux Lookout. We understand the individual is self-isolating at this time. The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) will follow its processes in the coming days.

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