Outbreak on Bluewater Health Medicine Unit Declared Over

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 10:00am

SARNIA & PETROLIA – May 26, 2021 – Bluewater Health, in consultation with Lambton Public Health, has declared an end to the COVID-19 outbreak on the Acute Medicine unit in Sarnia.

The Acute Medicine unit was closed to new admissions when the outbreak was declared on May 10, with all Medicine patients being admitted to General Medicine. Enhanced precautions, cleaning, and infection control were in place to ensure no further transmission, and enhanced monitoring shows no evidence of further transmission between patients or staff.

Diligent infection prevention and control measures were key in helping control this outbreak. Bluewater Health is grateful for the support of all staff and professional staff, the COVID-19 swabbing team, and the community during this time.

Bluewater Health currently has 9 COVID-positive patients in hospital.

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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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