2020 News Archive
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.
Dec 3, 2020
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!
Oct 26, 2020
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.
Oct 9, 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.
Sep 18, 2020
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.
Aug 21, 2020
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).
Jul 30, 2020
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.
Jun 23, 2020
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.
Jun 16, 2020
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.
May 16, 2020
Messages of Kindness here at SLMHC
Last week, staff and doctors at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) could be spotted wearing colourful bracelets featuring the message Be Kind. The message is simple, but the gesture behind these bracelets brought joy to so many frontline and behind-the-scenes workers here at SLMHC.
Apr 30, 2020
COVID-19 Update from SLMHC – April 27, 2020
Late last week, the Ontario government announced a proactive surveillance testing initiative to protect residents of long-term care homes across the province. In alignment with this initiative, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre is implementing a plan to conduct COVID-19 tests on all residents and staff at the William A. George Extended Care Facility.
Apr 27, 2020
COVID-19 Update from SLMHC – April 15, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic announcement, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) implemented its full pandemic plan in early March. Since that time, our team has been collaborating with partners at the local, regional, provincial and federal levels to plan for the needs of everyone we serve.
Apr 15, 2020
Update from SLMHC
As we enter the Easter long weekend, we hope you are doing well and want to remind everyone that visitor restrictions remain in place at SLMHC’s hospital site and the William A. George Extended Care site (ECU)…
Apr 10, 2020
COVID-19 Assessment Centre to enhance safety in Sioux Lookout
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) is working with the Ministry of Health, Northwestern Health Unit and Ontario Health North to develop a COVID-19 assessment site on the SLMHC health campus.
Mar 21, 2020
COVID-19 Update – March 17, 2020- Message from our President and CEO
Update on COVID-19 at SLMHC. Click here to view the latest news and message from our President and CEO, Heather Lee.
Mar 17, 2020
SLMHC welcomes Minister Miller for hospital tour
The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, took time for a tour of Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) during his visit to Sioux Lookout on February 13, 2020.
Feb 14, 2020
February 2020 Calendar for William A. George Extended Care Facility
Check out the February 2020 calendar for our residents at William A. George Extended Care Facility.
Feb 3, 2020