Lake of the Woods District Hospital is a 71-bed acute care hospital located in Kenora, Ontario on the shores of beautiful Lake of the Woods. LWDH is staffed by an incredibly dedicated team providing quality patient-centered care to residents of the City of Kenora, surrounding communities and the large seasonal population. LWDH is a fully accredited hospital under the national standards of Accreditation Canada.
The LWDH Emergency Department provides 24-hour care for persons requiring emergency or urgent care while outpatient services include diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, dialysis, chemotherapy and surgical services. LWDH also supports a busy visiting specialist program and community Mental Health & Addictions programming. LWDH has 24-hour air ambulance and medical transport service provided by Ornge. There are helipads on five First Nation communities and five district communities in our district.
With our physical hospital facility being nearly 100 years in some parts and with six expansions added over time to accommodate the growing needs of our population, we have arrived at a point in time where a new facility is necessary. With reconciliation also motivating this comprehensive development, LWDH is working in partnership with the Kenora Chiefs Advisory, Ontario Ministry of Health and our communities to plan a much-needed new hospital to best meet the needs of our area.
Lake of the Woods District Hospital implemented a way for patients of the hospital to self-identify as Indigenous. ALL patients registered in the hospital are asked “Lake of the Woods District Hospital has an Indigenous Patient Relations Department, would you like to self-identify as Anishinaabe or Indigenous?” To learn more or to self-identify click here