SARNIA & PETROLIA – May 28, 2021 – In an ongoing effort to battle COVID 19, Bluewater Health will be accepting COVID-positive patients from the Province of Manitoba.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic we’ve had COVID patients from other areas – Leamington, Windsor, London, then the GTA, and now from out of province,” commented Dr. Mike Haddad, Chief of Staff, Bluewater Health. “Capacity pressures have reached a level in Manitoba where they are requesting our support and we are proud to help. This is why we are here and do what we do – we care for people and use our skills to save lives if we can. This pandemic has to have a team approach to ensure we all make it to the finish line together.”
In a statement released early this week, Shared Health Manitoba outlined the COVID-19 situation in Manitoba ICUs and noted that COVID-positive patients will be transferred to hospitals across Ontario in an effort to alleviate some pressure from Manitoba hospitals.
Bluewater Health encourages the community to continue to follow public health guidelines such as masking and physical distancing, and getting vaccinated as soon as the opportunity arises. As second doses begin to become available to healthcare workers, there is hope that this increased protection, coupled with public diligence, continues to provide relief to our community.
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