Julia Oosterman


Chief, Communications & Public Affairs
519-464-4400, ext. 4452

As Chief, Communications and Public Affairs, Julia leads the Communications & Public Affairs team in informing and engaging internal and external audiences to enhance the hospitals’ reputation, strengthen relationships within the community and reinforce the hospital’s presence as a regional healthcare leader. Julia is part of the executive leadership team at Bluewater Health and she moved here from Toronto in 2016.


Julia is fluently bilingual in English and French and brings 20 years of corporate communications experience, having worked previously for a multi-national insurance company, Bell Canada and Telus. Julia teaches part time at Lambton College, and sits on the Board of Directors for Pathways Centre for Children. Julia has 4 children and lives in Bright’s Grove.

Maps & Directions

Bluewater Health’s programs and services are distributed across two locations, Bluewater Health in Sarnia and Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia. 

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Emergency Care

Bluewater Health’s Emergency Department (ED) provides safe, quality emergency nursing and medical care to patients.

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Patient Virtual Visit

Due to COVID-19, Bluewater Health currently has restrictions in place limiting family support and visiting in the hospital – but that doesn't mean you can't connect with your loved ones. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a 15-minute virtual visit with a loved one in hospital.

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Locate a Patient

Find or contact a patient by telephone, email or e-card.

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Compliments & Concerns

We are always looking for ways to improve, and welcome your questions, comments, suggestions and concerns. If you’re in hospital, please speak to the hospital staff.

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