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Sarnia Lambton District Stroke Centre

District Stroke Coordinator:

Linda Dykes, Manager, 519-464-4400 ext 4465, ldykes@bluewaterhealth.ca

 

Sarnia-Lambton is located in the southwest region of Southwestern Ontario. Lambton County has a total population of approx. 126, 975. Sarnia is the largest urban area in the county with more than 70, 000. Sarnia hugs the St. Clair River where it joins Lake Huron, across from Port Huron, Michigan. Here the twin Blue Water Bridges join Sarnia with Port Huron, Michigan. Hugging the sandy shoreline of Lake Huron, communities like Grand Bend and Ipperwash have welcomed tourist for many years.  Away from the shoreline, Lambton County consists of many agricultural based communities.  Forest, Wyoming, Petrolia, Watford, Oil Springs and Alvinston  bring their own added charm to the County.

The demographic profile of Lambton County indicates that more than one quarter of the population is over age 55 (26.4% of the population).

Each year in Sarnia-Lambton more than 300 people are given the diagnosis of stroke or transient ischemic attack. Stroke has been cited as the third leading cause of death among males and the second leading cause of death amongst females in Lambton County.

The Bluewater Health, Sarnia site, is the designated stroke centre for Lambton County.  The Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic receives referrals from both the emergency department as well as primary care physicians in the community.  The goal of the clinic is to provide rapid assessment/treatment to outpatients who have experienced signs and symptoms of a recent stroke or TIA.

Bluewater Health, with locations in Sarnia and Petrolia, is a 326-bed community hospital that 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. State-of-the-art facilities, which opened in 2010, contribute to Bluewater Health’s Mission.  We create exemplary healthcare experiences for patients and families every time.

For more information about Bluewater Health, visit http://www.bluewaterhealth.ca or follow us on Facebook and YouTube.

Sarnia-Lambton has a number of community agencies servicing residents who have experienced stroke in the community such as the New Beginnings ABI & Stroke Recovery Association and Lambton Elderly Outreach.  There are Long Term Care Facilities in Lambton County that also care for stroke patients.

 

 

 

 

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