Patient Rooms

Bluewater Health has ward, semi-private and private rooms. We will not know until the day that you are admitted to the hospital what room is available. We will do our best to give you your first choice of room but it isn’t always possible. Patients are assigned to the first available bed appropriate to meet their care needs. 

There may be times when a same-gender room is not available, and an adult patient may be placed in a room with an adult of the opposite gender. This can be necessary when every hospital bed is full or about to be full, and new patients are still arriving. It can also be necessary for infection control practices. 

Every patient has the right to dignity, privacy and safety, and we recognize that there may be situations when patients should not share a room with patients of the opposite gender. These situations may be religious/cultural, behavioural/cognitive or clinical in nature, or when there are adamant concerns expressed by either party. Please talk to your healthcare provider if you have questions about your accommodation.

Ward Room

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care covers the full cost of a ward room if you have a valid Ontario health card. Please check with the Patient Accounts office if you do not have a valid Ontario health card, or if your visit is due to a work related injury. )

Semi-Private Room (Limited Availability)

Patients who request and occupy a semi-private room will be billed $235 per day.* 

Private Room (Limited Availability)

Patients who request and occupy a private room will be billed $275 per day.* 

*Amounts quoted are January 2019 and are subject to change 

Please note that the cost for semi-private and private rooms is over and above what the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care covers for a ward room. Please be sure that you check your hospital insurance coverage before you arrive at the hospital and bring proof of your insurance coverage. Hospital staff can’t investigate your insurance coverage for you.

If you would like a private or semi-private room and your insurance company doesn’t cover 100% of the costs, you are responsible to pay for the extra costs. You can pay by cash, cheque, debit or credit card when you are admitted to the hospital. 

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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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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