Patient Information Handouts

COVID-19 Information

Intraprovincial Transfer Welcome Package 
Intensive Care Unit Information and Leaving the ICU Information
Family and Visitor Policy FAQ October 2021
Requirements of Family Designated Care Partners (Visiting is limited and a family care partner is designated by the patient and care team)
Make Your Phone Call Count: How to Help Your Loved One in Hospital
Family Presence in Ambulatory Care
Arriving for Appointments
What to Expect at Your Hospital Visit
Suspected/Positive COVID-19: Labour and Birthing
Frequently asked Questions for Expectant Mothers During COVID-19
I am pregnant or breastfeeding. Should I get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Surgeries and Procedures during COVID-19
Masking for Patients

Patient Information Handouts

Agitated Saline Study
Bluewater Health Guest Wi-Fi
C.difficile - Patient & Family Information
Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patient Action Plan
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patient Pathway
Connecting with Loved Ones
Dialysis Patient Guide
Echocardiographic Enhancing Contrast Agent
Esophageal Varices
Extended Spectrum Bet-Lactamase - Patient & Family Information
Head Lice
Heart Failure (CHF) Patient Action Plan
Heart Failure (CHF) Patient Pathway
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Invasive Group A Streptococcus
Iron Infusion
Malignant Hypothermia Reaction
Medical Assistance in Dying
Medical Assistance in Dying - Frequently Asked Questions
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - Patient and Family Information 
Multidrug-Resistant Organism MDRO Information Sheet for Patients and Families
Opioid Pain Medicines: Information for Patients and Families
Patient Diary (for Cardiology patients)
Patient Request for Room Type
Pneumonia Patient Action Plan
Pneumonia Patient Guide
Post-Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) Instructions
Preventing Falls
Privacy: A Guide for Patients
Red Rule: Patient Identification
Respiratory Reminders
Room Selection
Schatzki Ring
Supporting Safe Environments
Taking Care of Your Fiberglass Cast
Taking Care of Your Plaster Cast
Taking Care of Your Waterproof Cast
Tips to Prevent Infections
Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus - Patient & Family Information
Viral Meningitis

Diagnostic Imaging

Breast Assessment Program
Breast Sentinel Node Procedure
Breastfeeding and Contrast Media
Care after Breast Core Biopsy/Aspiration
Colon Transit Study
Contrast Extravasation
Intravenous Contrast Media for CT Scans
Melanoma Sentinel Node Procedure
MRI Examination
Myocardial Perfusion Test
Obstetrical Ultrasound
Post Care: Cystogram
Post Care: Image-Guided Biopsy
Post Care: Nephrostomy Tube Insertion

Food and Nutrition

Cardiac Fluid Restriction
Diet Guidelines Following Fundoplication Surgery
Food and Fluids
Healthy Eating Guidelines: Lower Sodium (Salt)
Heart Healthy Eating: Cholesterol
High Energy, High Protein, Full Fluid Diet
High-Fibre Diet
Low-Fat Diet
Low Potassium Diet
Low Residue Diet
Nutrition and Your Ileostomy
Transitional Light Diet
Types of Fibre

Preventing Pressure Injuries

Preventing Pressure Injuries Booklet
Pressure Injury Prevention Log
Preventing Pressure Injuries

Maps & Directions

Bluewater Health’s programs and services are distributed across two locations, Bluewater Health in Sarnia and Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia. 

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Emergency Care

Bluewater Health’s Emergency Department (ED) provides safe, quality emergency nursing and medical care to patients.

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Patient Virtual Visit

Due to COVID-19, Bluewater Health currently has restrictions in place limiting family support and visiting in the hospital – but that doesn't mean you can't connect with your loved ones. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a 15-minute virtual visit with a loved one in hospital.

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Locate a Patient

Find or contact a patient by telephone, email or e-card.

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Compliments & Concerns

We are always looking for ways to improve, and welcome your questions, comments, suggestions and concerns. If you’re in hospital, please speak to the hospital staff.

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