Lakeridge Health Corporation

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Lakeridge Health, one of the largest community hospitals in Ontario, primarily serves the more than 600,000 residents of the Durham Region. On any given day, approximately 1,600 patients walk through the doors of a Lakeridge Health site. The needs of these patients are met by the expertise, energy and commitment of approximately 4,000 staff and physicians along with nearly 1,200 volunteers.[1]

Lakeridge Health is composed of three acute hospitals with Emergency Departments (Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Lakeridge Health Port Perry), one specialty hospital with a regional mandate (Lakeridge Health Whitby) and a variety of offsite locations. Lakeridge Health is part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network {CE LHIN}.


After a recommendation from the Health Services Restructuring Commission in 1998, the Ontario government amalgamated four Durham area hospitals: Memorial Hospital Bowmanville, North Durham Health Services (consisting of Community Memorial Hospital Port Perry and Uxbridge Cottage Hospital), Oshawa General Hospital and Whitby General Hospital – to create what is now known as Lakeridge Health. In January 2004, the Uxbridge site became aligned with Markham Stouffville Hospital.[2]

In April 2011, Lakeridge Health launched a new strategic plan, consisting of a new mission, vision and values and eight key strategic directions. Lakeridge Health's new mission is "Excellence - every moment, every day."


Lakeridge Health offers primary, secondary, tertiary and post-acute care in inpatient and ambulatory settings. Services differ at the acute hospital sites, from the predominantly General Practitioner (GP)- based services at Lakeridge Health Port Perry to the very high acuity services provided at Lakeridge Health Oshawa by physician specialists and interprofessional teams.

Services provided across Lakeridge Health are organized into eight clinical programs: Emergency and Critical Care, Maternal Child, Medicine, Addictions & Mental Health, Post-Acute Specialty Services (PASS), Regional Cancer Services, Regional Nephrology System/Durham Region Diabetes Network, and Surgery.

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