Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering

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Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering
Lakeridge Health
Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering is located in Ontario
Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering
Location in Ontario
Geography
Location Ajax, Durham Region, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 43°50′13″N 79°01′01″W / 43.8369°N 79.0169°W / 43.8369; -79.0169Coordinates: 43°50′13″N 79°01′01″W / 43.8369°N 79.0169°W / 43.8369; -79.0169
Organization
Care system Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
Hospital type General
Services
Emergency department Yes
Helipad TC LID: CPE2
Beds 144
History
Founded 1954
Links
Website www.rougevalley.ca
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Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering (formerly Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering) is a hospital in Ajax, Ontario that operates as part of the Lakeridge Health network.

It was founded in 1954 as the Ajax and Pickering General Hospital with 38 patient beds. New four-storey wings were added in 1964 and 1994. A major $80 million redevelopment project was completed in 2010.[1] Almost 25 percent of the hospital was renovated.[2]

Management of the site was transferred from Rouge Valley Health System to Lakeridge Health effective December 1, 2016.[3]


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The hospital has a capacity of 144 beds, and is raising $5 million to procure a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine to support the large population growth in the area.[4] The Emergency Department was originally designed to accommodate 20,000 visits a year, but now routinely handles 45,000. It is equipped with a helipad for medical evacuations.[5]

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