Lakeridge Health Unveils ‘Lakeridge Gardens’ as the Name of its New Long-Term Care Home

Posted on Thursday February 03, 2022

DURHAM REGION – Today, Lakeridge Health announced the name of the new long-term care home at Ajax Pickering Hospital. Following months of consultation and invaluable feedback from the community, the new home will be known as Lakeridge Gardens.

Lakeridge Health launched a Community Naming Survey in 2021 to give Durham Region residents, local organizations, and Lakeridge Health team members an opportunity to share their perspectives on the home’s name.

“We heard feedback, suggestions, and ideas from more than 600 residents from across the Durham Region”, said Cynthia Davis, President and CEO of Lakeridge Health. "Lakeridge Gardens reflects the voices of the communities and the people we serve every day. We are excited to continue to collaborate with our community, serve generations of Durham residents, and create opportunities for future residents, families, and loved ones to share important moments at Lakeridge Gardens.”

Lakeridge Gardens is a 320-bed long-term care home that will provide state-of-the-art care and comfort in a modern and safe environment. The home will also be part of a campus of care operated by Lakeridge Health to ensure residents have close access to the specialized and complex care they need close to home by integrating the long-term care home into the broader Lakeridge Health system.

“Lakeridge Health is on a journey of transformation to build a strong regional system of care and improve access to health care in the Region”, said Sharon Cochran, Chair, Board of Trustees of Lakeridge Health. “Lakeridge Gardens not only embodies the landscape of a thriving Region, but it also reflects growth. Both for Lakeridge Health as an organization and for the residents and their families who will call the long-term care facility their home.”

The long-term care home was first announced in July 2020 as part of the Government of Ontario’s Accelerated Build Pilot Program. Using hospital lands, rapid procurement, and an innovative modular design and build process, this innovative pilot will create more long-term care beds across Ontario in areas where they are most needed.

In the coming weeks, Lakeridge Health will be finalizing all elements of the home’s operations including care planning, staffing, and onboarding to ensure the home is move in ready in late March 2022.


About Lakeridge Health
Lakeridge Health is Durham Region’s acute care provider, offering one of the broadest and most comprehensive ranges of acute care services in the province. With five hospitals, four Emergency Departments, and more than 20 community health care locations, Lakeridge Health offers its culturally diverse community a wide range of acute care, ambulatory care and long-term care services across multiple sites. Guided by its vision of One System. Best Health., Lakeridge Health is committed to delivering the highest standard of care and supporting patients and their families on their care journey with compassion and kindness.

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