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Saturday, August 8, 2020


All the news for Mattawa Hospital and Algonquin Nursing Home

We are looking for Volunteers! Read more

We are looking for Volunteers!

The Algonquin Nursing Home and Hôpital de Mattawa Hospital are looking for community members who are interested in actively participating in any of the following Board Committees:

  • Board Quality of Care Committee
  • Board Finance and Audit Committee
  • Ethics Committee

If you have the skills, knowledge and want to become more involved in the health care of you community, please send us your resume!

Also, the Hospital is looking for individuals interested in joining the Patient and Family Advisory Council.  These community members are valuable in reviewing areas for improvement and maintaining open communication to enable the opportunity to provide recommendations and insights based on the patient, family and caregiver experience.  Council members must have recently been a patient, family member of a patient, caregiver of a patient or community member who has received services.

COVID-19 Testing Read more

COVID-19 Testing

Should you get tested for COVID-19?

  1. Do you have one of the following COVID-19 Symptoms? Fever – temperature over 37.8C°, Chronic cough, Shortness of breath, Difficulty breathing, Sore throat, Difficulty swallowing, Loss of sense of taste or smell, Chills, Headaches, Unexplained fatigue/muscle aches, Pink Eye, Unexplained runny nose or congestion
  1. Have you possibly been exposed to COVID-19
  1. Are you employed where you are at risk to exposure?  Health care worker, Emergency Services, Grocery store employee, Other Essential Services

If you answered YES to any of the questions above … Get tested for COVID-19!  Make an appointment at the Mattawa Assessment Centre

Call the registration department at the Hopital de Mattawa Hospital at 705-744-5511 ext. 0 to book your appointment with the Assessment Centre.

Mattawa Assessment Centre – COVID-19 - UPDATE Read more

Mattawa Assessment Centre – COVID-19 - UPDATE

In compliance with provincial guidelines, the Mattawa Assessment Centre has expanded its parameters for COVID-19 testing to the population of Mattawa and surrounding areas.  Testing is now available if you meet any of the three categories listed below.

Mattawa Assessment Centre Read more

Mattawa Assessment Centre

The North Bay and Parry Sound District Health Unit is currently working with the Mattawa Assessment Centre to ensure access to COVID-19 testing in the area.  Once you have a referral from either the North Bay and Parry Sound District Health Unit or Telehealth, you can then schedule an appointment for COVID-19 testing at the Mattawa Assessment Centre by calling the registration office at the Hôpital de Mattawa Hospital at 705 744 5511 extension 0.   

Essential Workers and Health Care Workers who have screened positive for COVID-19 based on the Ministry recommended screening criteria can call directly to schedule an appointment with the Mattawa Assessment Centre by calling the registration office at the Hôpital de Mattawa Hospital at 705 744 5511 extension 0.

Note that drop-in appointments at the Mattawa Assessment Centre will not be honoured.  All appointments must be scheduled. 

Eating Well During a Pandemic Read more

Eating Well During a Pandemic

The province and country have been stepping up their preventative measures to slow the spread of COVID 19 and keep the public safe. This has left people trying to figure out what items they need to keep on hand to stay healthy and nourished during this uncertain time. In an attempt to reduce the number of trips to the grocery store, meal planning and shopping for 1-2 weeks is essential. Here are some tips from your dietitian to help you choose healthy, long-lasting items for your next trip to the grocery store.

FREE Diabetes 101 Presentation Read more

FREE Diabetes 101 Presentation

Are you or a loved one newly diagnosed with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes? Are you feeling overwhelmed or confused by how to manage this condition? To learn more about how you can manage your diabetes with guidance from your Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian, please join us at this upcoming FREE Diabetes 101 Presentation on March 18th from 6-8 pm in the Lower Conference Room of the Mattawa Hospital. Food and drinks will be provided! For more information and to register, contact Jenna at or 705-744-5511 ext. 4110. 

New Ultrasound Equipment At Mattawa Hospital Read more

New Ultrasound Equipment At Mattawa Hospital

We are pleased to announce that the Diagnostic Imaging department have purchased new ultrasound scanning unit. 

The new ultrasound scanner is an Aplio 700 and it was purchased from Canon Medical Systems of Canada.   It was commissioned for use in the Diagnostic Imaging department in August of 2019.

We are most fortunate to have this state of the art equipment in Mattawa.  Advantages of this new equipment include greater image detail and definition of various body organs and tissues combined with improved transducer technology, the sound waves can now better penetrate thicker body regions such as the abdomen.   Viewing the images on the new equipment can be compared to watching television on a 4K full HD TV compared to a regular definition TV.  The ability to see finer detail is most important especially in obstetrical ultrasound where the sonographer needs to demonstrate structures that are very small.   Another advantage of the new unit is that we now have the same ultrasound scanning equipment as the North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) which permits a more accurate image comparison should the patient be required to have follow-up ultrasound imaging in North Bay. 

OHIP "red and white" Cardholders Read more

OHIP "red and white" Cardholders

Switch to a photo health card |

If you still use a red and white health card, it’s time to easily replace it with the more secure photo health card.

Doing so will help protect Ontario’s health care system against potential fraud. As of July 1, 2020, red and white health cards will no longer be accepted as proof of Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage for insured health services. Visit

Vitamin D (the Sunshine Vitamin)—Are You Getting Enough? Read more

Vitamin D (the Sunshine Vitamin)—Are You Getting Enough?

Have you ever noticed that people tend to get sick more often during the winter months? This may be partly related to low levels of Vitamin D due to a lack of sun exposure. Our skin needs sunlight to make Vitamin D, so during the fall and winter in Canada, it is hard to get enough of this essential vitamin. Why does this matter?

Your body needs Vitamin D to absorb calcium to build strong, healthy bones and teeth. Without enough calcium, your muscles can cramp, hurt or feel weak. If you don’t have enough Vitamin D throughout your life, you are more likely to have thin and brittle bones, putting you at risk of osteoporosis. Vitamin D also plays an important role in building our immune system to fight infections, and may lower your risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure.



In March 2017 the Mattawa hospital opened up a temporary One-Bed Hospice Suite to provide a comforting environment for loved ones and their family during their end of life journey.  Since that time, there has been a great deal of activity on the hospital grounds.  The services of the Mattawa Family Health Team were added to complement the physician’s clinic. More recently, we saw the redevelopment and grand opening of the new Algonquin Nursing Home as it moved its services from across the Mattawa River to become adjacent to the Hospital.  Combined, the Mattawa Hospital, Mattawa Family Health Team and the Algonquin Nursing Home now share the same centralized location, in effect creating a Health Hub for Mattawa and area.   This new Health Hub has created opportunities where services can be delivered effectively across multiple functions and disciplines.


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Contact Mattawa Hospital

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Mattawa Hospital.

Tel: 705-744-5511
Fax: 705-744-6020

217 Turcotte Park Road
P.O. Box 70
Mattawa, Ontario P0H 1V0

Contact Algonquin Nursing Home

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us.

231 Tenth Street, Box 270,
Mattawa, Ontario, P0H 1V0,
705-744-2202 or 1-800-579-4284

Community Care Access Centre, North Bay Branch Office
1164 Devonshire Avenue,
North Bay, Ontario,
P1B 6X7
705-476-2222 or 1-888-533-2222

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