Integration Portal

For more information Visit the Lakeridge Health Ajax/Pickering site.

Expert Panel - Scarborough and West Durham

On Friday, April 10, 2015, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), announced the creation of an Expert Panel to provide recommendations to the MOHLTC that would address infrastructure needs, improvements to access, and the integration of acute health care services in the Scarborough and West Durham region.

On December 18, 2015, the Expert Panel's recommendations were released. The link to the report can also be found below under Report of the Scarborough-West Durham Panel.

On April 28, 2016, Dr. Hoskins announced the MOHLTC's support of the implementation of all of the recommendations of the Expert Panel.

A Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS)-The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) Integration Steering Committee and a Lakeridge Health-RVHS Integration Steering Committee have now been established, comprised of Board members, CEOs, and medical leaders from each of the hospitals. A key priority for these committees is the development of integration proposals to be submitted to the Central East LHIN. To develop the proposals, three working groups have been established: Human Resources, Finance, and Community Engagement and Communications. In addition, two additional working groups are in the process of being established: Governance and Professional Staff.  

The integration proposals were submitted to the Central East LHIN on July 25, 2016 as a formal notice of the hospitals' intent to integrate. The Central East LHIN's Board of Directors will review and consider the business cases at their public meeting on August 24, 2016. The targeted date of the integrations is November 1, 2016. The proposals can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

We have also developed a Q&A document to help answer any questions you may have.

If you have any questions, please send an email to

We will keep you informed of further developments. 



Backgrounder: Board of Directors for Lakeridge Health

Backgrounder: Board of Directors for Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

Central East LHIN 

Community Engagement Portal 

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care News Releases 

Report of the Scarborough/West Durham Panel


Rouge Valley Health System and Lakeridge Health Integration Steering Committee (ISC)


Rouge Valley Health System and The Scarborough Hospital Integration Steering Committee (ISC)


Effective December 1, 2016 the current Rouge Valley Health System - Ajax/Pickering hospital will become part of Lakeridge Health.  For more information on how this impacts your privacy and access to records or personal health information please visit our Your Privacy page.