LifeLabs celebrated the grand opening of a new collection site in Sarnia on Friday, hosting a ribbon-cutting and celebration inside its facility at 481 London Road.
Joined by local Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey, staff and community members learned more about the investments LifeLabs is making in the area to improve the patient experience and support local health care providers.
The collection site offers residents blood collection, heart monitoring (Holter) and clectrocardiography (ECGs) services closer to home.
“Together with partners like LifeLabs, our government is improving timely access to care,” said MPP Bailey. “This new collection site demonstrates our continued investment in Sarnia-Lambton and offers residents another access point for reliable and high-quality health care services.”
Chris Carson, senior vice president of Partner Relations at LifeLabs, said seeing a need, the company responded.
“We’re delighted to provide more access to service in Sarnia and we are only able to do so with the support of our Ontario government partner,” said Carson. “Patients rely on us to deliver superbly executed tests and diagnostics as part of their health journeys. The best patient experience requires timely, accurate, secure results.”
In addition to offering online appointment bookings, LifeLabs also announced the launch of a digital tool that will provide patients in Sarnia with greater convenience and flexibility. The app, “Save My Spot,” will help reduce wait times by giving patients the ability to “book ahead.”
The new centre is open from Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.