Bluewater Health and Community Partners Support the Most Fragile
SARNIA & PETROLIA – May 15, 2020 – Today Bluewater Health announces the 100% completion of COVID-19 testing in all Sarnia Lambton Retirement Homes and Long Term Care Homes. With twenty facilities to test, and 2665 tests completed, this was a significant undertaking in the local fight to track and control the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The COVID-19 assessments were done by a collaborative team with members from Bluewater Health; Lambton Public Health; Lambton County EMS’s Community Paramedic Program; Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner Clinic; and the Central Lambton Family Health Team.
“I am very proud that the team was able to quickly support our most vulnerable community members who are residing in long term care and retirement homes,” says Mike Lapaine, President and CEO, Bluewater Health. “Working so closely with our community partners, we were all able to mobilize and coordinate our efforts to provide support where it was needed most. COVID-19 is a community challenge and as a community we will get through this.”
Bluewater Health, with locations in Sarnia and Petrolia, cares for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. With close to 2,500 staff, Professional Staff and volunteers, Bluewater Health provides an array of specialized acute, complex continuing care, allied health and ambulatory care services. Bluewater Health’s Mission is: We create exemplary healthcare experiences with patients and families every time. For more information about Bluewater Health, visit www.bluewaterhealth.ca or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.