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Chatham-Kent Health Unit
P.O. Box 1136

435 Grand Avenue West

Chatham, ON   N7M 5L8

Tel  : 519-352-7270
Fax : 519-352-2166

Website : ckphu.com


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Lambton Public Health

160 Exmouth Street

Point Edward, ON   N7T 7Z6

Tel : 519-383-8331

Toll : 1-800-667-1839
Fax : 519-383-7092

Website : www.lambtonhealth.on.ca


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Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

1005 Ouellette Avenue

Windsor, ON   N9A 4J8

Tel  : 519-258-2146
Fax : 519-258-6003

Website : www.wechu.org


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South West


Middlesex-London Health Unit

50 King Street

London, ON   N6A 5L7

Tel : 519-663-5317
Fax : 519-663-9581

Website : www.healthunit.com


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Grey Bruce Health Unit

101 17th Street East

Owen Sound, ON   N4K 0A5

Tel  : 519-376-9420

Toll : 1-800-263-3456

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Understanding Hospital Acronyms for Floors and Units

If you or your loved one is in the hospital, you may be struggling to make sense of all the acronyms that represent the different floors and units of the institution.

The following acronyms are frequently used in hospitals to describe where the patient is receiving care before, during, and after surgery. They may vary somewhat between facilities but these are fairly standard in the United States.

ER

The emergency room, also referred to as the emergency department, is where you’re first seen after a sudden and serious illness or injury. You may arrive at the ER by private transportation or by ambulance.

Care is provided according to the severity of your illness rather than by when you arrived. This is because an individual who’s having a heart attack requires immediate treatment, while those with less serious injuries are able to wait.

The general rule of thumb is that if

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