COVID-19 unit in Lambton is empty

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Bluewater Health's graphic of COVID-19 patients show the unit is now empty. Some staff will stay on and the unit will remain at the ready for any future cases.

Bluewater Health’s COVID-19 unit is empty.

The hospital discharged its last patient this morning at 9:30 am.

This is the first time since March 21.

The last person discharged was a resident of Vision Nursing Home. Nine people were taken to the hospital from the home to allow staff there a chance to get on top of the COVID-19 outbreak there. Twenty 28 residents and 29 staff members contracted the virus. Ten died.

Bluewater Health President and CEO Mike Lapaine marked the milestone but says, “We must remain vigilant and know that tomorrow we may have more admissions. Overall we know weare trending the right way, but we are not fully out of the woods yet. That said, it is a day worth pause and celebration.”

Bluewater Health will continue to help Vision in its ongoing efforts to control the viruswith weekly audits and some staff on site.