Bluewater Health Reaches Important Milestone

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 9:31am

SARNIA & PETROLIA – June 15, 2020 – As of 9:30 am today Bluewater Health will have zero cases of confirmed COVID-19 patients in acute care.  This is the first time this has happened since the onset of the community’s first hospitalization due to this virus, on March 21, 2020.

The final discharge, at 9:30 am today, was the eighth and final resident from Vision Nursing Home; seven residents were returned to their home on Friday. This marks the end of a 17-day in-hospital respite care plan established to deep-clean and normalize Vision operations. This has been successful, and all residents have been returned home. 

“While we recognize that the virus is still in our community, today does mark a milestone,” noted President and CEO Mike Lapaine. “We must remain vigilant and know that tomorrow we may have more admissions. Overall we know we are trending the right way, but we are not fully out of the woods yet. That said, it is a day worth pause and celebration.” 

Bluewater Health will continue to support Vision in their ongoing efforts to control the virus, via weekly audits and the continued presence of some staff.

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.

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Media Contact:

Julia Oosterman
Chief, Communications & Public Affairs
Bluewater Health
519-328-3136

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