Health Records Department
PH: 807-468-9861 Ext: 2218
FAX: 807-468-4316


The Health Records department processes, collects and secures health information documented for every episode of care including day treatment and overnight stays.  Patient care is meticulously charted in the individual health record as legislated by the Public Hospitals Act and in keeping with the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).

Principle functions include:  maintenance of a complete, legible and accessible record for each episode of care; provision of a chart locator and retrieval system; provision of a medical transcription service; collection and submission of data required by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI), a national database; release of information after care in compliance with legislation; resource in development of documentation best practices and forms design; medical Staff Committees resource and support; monitoring compliance with LWDH privacy practices; collection and distribution of monthly, quarterly, annual and adhoc statistics