Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Bluewater Health is a state-of-the-art critical care unit that provides medical care to all critically-ill patients. The ICU takes care of all medical and surgical patients at the hospital who require life sustaining measures or need vigilant medical attention and specialized monitoring and treatment.

Critically-ill patients admitted to the ICU are cared for by a multidisciplinary health team involving a critical care certified physician (intensivist), nurses, respiratory therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, social workers and a variety of allied health professionals to ensure optimal medical care and best patient outcomes. A variety of support systems also exist for family members.

The main mission of the ICU is to provide the best possible care of our critically-ill patients and their families. The goal is to reduce the need to send local patients out of town to receive such care, by providing the best possible medical care closer to home. The ICU at Bluewater Health is also part of the province-wide Critical Care Network and admits critically-ill patients from throughout Ontario.

Family members are welcome and encouraged to visit their loved ones in the ICU and are updated regularly by the medical team regarding the patient's medical condition.

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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Level 4, Norman Building
Bluewater Health, Sarnia
89 Norman Street, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 6S3

Hours & Contact

Monday to Sunday, 24 hours
Telephone: 519-464-4400, Ext. 5361

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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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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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