Posts Tagged ‘Bluewater Health’

Voting begins for the Bluewater Health Pink Glove Dance video

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More than 200 hospital staff, physicians, volunteers and patients starred in a Bluewater Health Pink Glove Dance video to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness and prevention. Bluewater Health is one of only two organizations in Canada, and the only one in Ontario to take part in yhr international competition sponsored by Medline [...]

Cancer Care Assessment and Treatment Centre opens at Bluewater Health

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A milestone in the history of healthcare in Sarnia-Lambton was celebrated Wednesday (September 28) with the official opening of Bluewater Health's new Cancer Care Assessment & Treatment Centre. The centre will improve access to care for people with cancer in Southwestern Ontario and is estimated to treat 1,500 patients a year. "The opening of our [...]

Bluewater Health’s Sarnia Emergency dept. experiencing high number of patients; not so in Petrolia

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Bluewater Health in Sarnia is experiencing higher volumes of Emergency Department visits than at any time in its history. According to Sue Roger, Business Director of Medical Programs, “Our average volume is 170 to 180 patients daily, however this week our (ER) team has been caring for over 190 to 210 patients each day. Volumes have been [...]

Bluewater Health honours physicians for contributions to community

On September 21, Bluewater Health and Bluewater Health Foundation hosted the 4th Annual Physician  Appreciation Day to honour physicians who contribute greatly to the Sarnia-Lambton community. “We appreciate the tremendous dedication and commitment that our physicians have to patients and delivering quality  healthcare at Bluewater Health,” said Dr. Mark Taylor, Vice President of Medical Affairs [...]

Single vehicle accident Tuesday night traps driver, later treated at Bluewater Health with

Sarnia Police report a single motor vehicle with one occupant lost control as it travelled eastbound on Confederation Street near Telfer Road yesterday (Tuesday) around 7:35 p.m. They saw the female driver, who is as yet unidentified, was trapped and had to be released by the fire department's "Jaws of Life." She sustained non life-threatening [...]

Early morning would-be trespasser now awaits bail hearing

  Sarnia Police say a man who attempted to enter a residence in the 900 block of Assiniboine Cres. in the early hours of Saturday morning (Sept. 18) now faces several charges, including trespassing, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and breach of probation. The man, identified as Kenneth Andrew Carrothers, 34, of no [...]

Deadline approaching for nominations for top doc

The deadline for nominations for the Patients’ Choice Awards is this Saturday, September 10. The awards sponsored by Bluewater Health, the Patients' Association of Canadian and the Ontario Medical Association will recognize doctors, either family physicians or specialists in Sarnia-Lambton, for the care they have provided. To submit a nomination, patients are asked to write [...]

Visitor restrictions in place at Bluewater Health-Mitton Street site

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In concert with Lambton County Community Services, Bluewater Health has place precautionary visitor restrictions at its Mitton Street site in Sarnia. “We are seeing some patients with gastrointestinal symptoms,” said Helen Shaw, Coordinator, Infection Prevention and Control. “Less than five patients on the Inpatient Mental Health Unit at Bluewater Health – Mitton Site are now [...]

Bluewater Health to hold celebration of National Seniors Day Sept. 30

The Bluewater Health National Seniors Day Celebration is a free, one-day session aimed at recognizing and celebrating seniors in Sarnia-Lambton. Scheduled to take place on Friday, September 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the program will include presentations on health and well-being topics for seniors, information displays and community resources. “It is estimated that [...]

‘No third-world health care here’

OPINION By RICK SMITH I think over the years many of us have been critical of our local health care institution. Some have  likened it to third world care. But I think much of that criticism was laid on the door step of the old Sarnia General, the place some of us had to endure [...]