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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

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COVID-19 Restriction Update at SLMHC
Yesterday, Premier Ford announced a 28-day State of Emergency in Ontario beginning at 12:01 am on January 14, 2021. Policies at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) will be adjusted to assist with provincial efforts to reduce transmission.
First COVID-19 Vaccine given at ECU
It was a historical moment today for Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) as we administered the first Health Canada approved COVID-19 Moderna vaccine at the William A. George Extended Care Facility (ECU). The first resident to receive the vaccine was Eunice Fiddler, 85. Joining her was her daughter, Margaret Beardy, SLMHC Interpreter Tom Chapman, and Andrea McWatters, RPN Team Lead, who administered the vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccines Arriving at SLMHC
This week, the first COVID-19 vaccines will be administered at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre’s (SLMHC) William A. George Extended Care Facility (ECU). The residents and front-line staff are the first to receive the Health Canada approved Moderna vaccine in Sioux Lookout, marking the start of Ontario’s vaccination implementation plan for our region.
SLMHC Welcomes First Baby of 2021
January 2, 2021 – Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) delivers its first newborn of 2021! Sioux Lookout resident Rosella Harper welcomed her son, Quentin Burt, on Jan. 2 at 5:19 a.m. Mom and baby are both doing well. Quentin weighs 3.48 kilograms (seven pounds, eight ounces) and is 52 centimetres (20.4 inches) long.
Updated Changes at SLMHC
Updated Changes at SLMHC
December 3, 2020 – Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) continues to stay prepared for a potential increase of COVID-19 in our region. With this in mind, SLMHC is implementing some changes at the hospital and William A. George Extended Care facility (ECU) to protect our clients, patients, residents, staff and physicians. These changes are specifically focused on decreasing the amount of traffic in and out of the hospital, and will directly impact our policies on patient passes, visitors/essential care partners and smoking.
Trick-or-treat at Extended Care!
Every year, our Residents at William A. George Extended Care Facility love to see the trick-or-treaters. This year, with COVID-19, things will be a little different… but don’t worry, we’ll still have candy!
Sioux Lookout COVID-19 Assessment Centre moving to new location
The Sioux Lookout COVID-19 Assessment Centre, operated by Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) will be moving to its new location next to the hospital’s emergency entrance, effective Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
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.

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