Whether in a hospital, long-term care home, clinic or a patient’s home, Ontario’s doctors are committed to providing high-quality care. On Sunday, May 1 – designated by the Ontario government as Doctors’ Day – Bluewater Health is encouraging the community to say thank you to the doctors who care for patients in Sarnia-Lambton. This date was selected to mark the birthday of Dr. Emily Stowe, Canada’s first female physician.
The past two years have demonstrated exactly how important physicians and healthcare providers are within our community, as they have worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to do so in order to meet the needs of their patients.
“I would like to express how appreciative I am to our local physicians working within Bluewater Health to ensure all patients receive the very best of care,” says Dr. Mike Haddad, Chief of Staff. “We have faced significant challenges since March 2020, as healthcare workers across the globe experienced overwhelm and fatigue. Doctors have worked tirelessly alongside other healthcare professionals, always putting the patient first. I cannot thank them enough for their dedication as we continue our efforts through the remainder of the pandemic.”
Bluewater Health supports the Ontario Medical Association’s campaign, which encourages Ontarians to recognize doctors by sharing the hashtags #DoctorsDay and #ShineALightForThem on social media, shining a light with phones, flashlights or candles at 9:00 pm on May 1 for five minutes, or pledging their support for their local doctors at doctorsday.ca. On May 1, landmarks such as the CN Tower and Niagara Falls, will be lit in blue to celebrate the day.