Bluewater Health, Sarnia is designated as the District Stroke Centre for Sarnia-Lambton and is part of the Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network. The Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network is 1 of 11 Stroke Networks in Ontario. As a District Stroke Centre, we provide services based on stroke best practice. We are committed to offering ongoing education and training to help ensure high quality stroke services and programs are offered in hospital and in our community.
Patients who are having signs of a stroke are brought to Bluewater Health, Sarnia by Emergency Medical Services (EMS). We offer patients an emergency stroke assessment, which includes a brain scan and if appropriate we can provide the clot busting drug called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). We can also assess patients for their eligibility to have a clot removal surgery called Endovascular Treatment (EVT) . Patients who are eligible for EVT are transferred to London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, for the procedure.
Bluewater Health, Sarnia is also part of the Ontario Telestroke Program. As a Telestroke referring site, physicians in the emergency department have immediate, 24/7 access to neurologists with expertise in stroke care who can support both the assessment and treatment of patients experiencing acute stroke.
Once emergency assessment and treatments are complete, patients may be referred or admitted to one or more of the following services:
- Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic
- Stroke Unit Care
- Community Reintegration Program
Did you know that Stroke Centre’s across Ontario are evaluated on how well they do in meeting different measures that reflect stroke best practice? Each year an Ontario Stroke Report is published. This report acts as an important tool for driving quality improvements, advancing best practice stroke care and ultimately better outcomes for patients and their loved ones.
Sarnia-Lambton Stoke Report
Please click here to view the infographic that captures key highlights from the report for Stroke Care in Sarnia-Lambton.
To view the full Ontario Stroke Report Card clink on the report icon below.
To learn more about the Ontario Stroke System and how stroke services are organized visit:
Sarnia Lambton District Stroke Centre Contact Information:
Manager Sarnia Lambton District Stroke Centre
Telephone: 519-464-4400 ext. 4465