About Lakeridge Health

Lakeridge Health is one of Ontario’s largest community hospitals, serving people across Durham Region and beyond. We are part of our community and it shows in the care we provide – because the people coming through our doors are our neighbours, family and friends.

With four hospital sites and three Emergency Rooms, we serve a diverse population. Our dedicated team of health care professionals give their all every day to keep improving the quality of care delivered, drive down wait times, and improve results.

Durham Region families rely on our many services including a leading regional cancer centre, diabetes management, dialysis, adult and children’s mental health services, and a newly renovated Women’s and Children’s program.

With more than 4,500 doctors, nurses and other health care professionals on staff and over 1,000 amazing volunteers, Lakeridge Health is developing a reputation as a quality leader and innovator.

Under Ontario's Excellent Care For All Act, Lakeridge Health, in consultation with the public, has developed a statement outlining what our patients and families value. This statement, known as the Patient Declaration of Values, will ensure our patients' needs are well-considered throughout their care journey.

Our recently opened Lakeridge Health Education and Research Network (LHEARN) is attracting new research talent and is now a satellite campus for the Queen’s University Family Medicine Program. And our Whitby site is a national leader in adopting a nurse-practitioner led model of care.

Our Strategic Plan outlines our resolve to become Ontario’s safest hospital and safest hospital workplace, and to always deliver on our vision of Excellence – every moment, every day.

 Fast Facts

  • We care for more than 1,600 people every day.
  • We have 15 sites in Durham Region, including three hospitals with emergency rooms (Bowmanville, Oshawa and Port Perry) and one specialty hospital (Whitby).
  • Our Cancer Centre has doubled the number of people served since 2007 and is one of the top ranked cancer centers for quality by Cancer Care Ontario.