Jerry Coughlan Health & Wellness Centre

The Jerry Coughlan Health & Wellness Centre (JCHWC), Lakeridge Health’s new state-of-the-art Surgical Centre and health-care facility is taking shape! As of July 2023, the exterior is now complete, and construction is focused on the interior spaces. This includes installing the fire protection systems, assembling internal partitions throughout the space, sourcing surgical equipment, and work on the mechanical, electrical, and medical gas systems.

Upon completion, the Surgical Centre will provide a wide range of day surgeries, including endoscopy, orthopaedics, and gynaecological procedures. With more than 9,000 surgical cases projected to be completed annually at the JCHWC, Lakeridge Health’s hospital operating rooms will have increased capacity for more complex procedures.

In addition, the facility will house other health-care services, including doctors’ offices, urgent care, diagnostic imaging, lab services, and a pharmacy.

The JCHWC will play a pivotal role in expanding health care for the residents of Durham Region. It will provide connected and convenient care, including the capacity to improve patient wait times and patient experiences, as well as be fully integrated within Lakeridge Health’s health-care system.

This modern multi-storey building is located at 2580 Brock Road on a 2.3-acre property that is owned by Lakeridge Health.

The JCHWC was named after the late local philanthropist, and community-builder, Jerry Coughlan, in recognition of his historic philanthropic support of $9 million to the new facility through the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation and Lakeridge Health Foundation. These generous gifts provided the basis of the capital development of this Centre.

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Centre Updates


Lakeridge Health and NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT Officially Commences Construction on the Jerry Coughlan Health and Wellness Centre - August 19, 2020 
Lakeridge Health and NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT (NorthWest), together with government and community partners, launched the construction of the much-anticipated Jerry Coughlan Health and Wellness Centre.
Lakeridge Health Names New Pickering Health Centre after Local Philanthropist - July 23, 2019 
Lakeridge Health unveiled the new name of the soon-to-be-constructed Health and Wellness Centre – located in North Pickering – as the “Jerry Coughlan Health & Wellness Centre”.