Bluewater Health’s Emergency Department in Sarnia will undergo minor renovations from June 18th to the 21st. In response the feedback from patients, volunteers, staff and physicians these renovations will provide patients with an improved care experience and greater privacy at Bluewater Health’s Emergency Department in Sarnia.
The Emergency Department in Sarnia will remain open during this time with no disruptions to hospital services. Security Services will help to direct people during the work and act as a support to patients, families, visitors and staff.
While every patient must consider their level of urgency, we remind people that the Emergency Department is for acute care emergencies. The following guide may help you to decide if the Emergency Department is the best place for your care.
Call 911 if you experience chest pain, stroke symptoms or for any acute medical emergency.
When to go to the nearest Emergency Department:
- Pain or tightness in the chest
- Severe pain
- Shortness of breath
- Fractured or broken bone(s)
- Stroke symptoms: sudden severe headache or weakness; vision problems; numbness and/or tingling in the face, arm or leg; trouble speaking; or dizziness
- Child has persistent diarrhea or vomiting
- Baby has a fever above 38.5C or 101F
When to consider using other care options, such as your family doctor, walk-in clinic or community service agencies:
- Cuts or wounds that may need stitches
- Sprains, strains or deep bruises
- Mild asthma attacks (if responding to rescue medication)
- Ear Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Canadian Mental Health (CMHA) Crisis Line (519) 336-3445 or 1-800-307-4319
Thank you for your support as we work towards these patient improvements. Please excuse the disruption as we undergo these renovations.