Temporary Relocation of Bowmanville Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Posted on Friday August 05, 2022

July 28, 2022 - Lakeridge Health, like many Ontario hospitals, continues to operate amidst a significant staff shortage. Providing the safest care and preserving our ability to provide acute and emergency services, including critical care, remains our top priority.

To ensure our ability to do so, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily relocate the Bowmanville Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and consolidate critical care services to the Ajax Pickering and Oshawa Hospitals. We recognize the impact of this temporary relocation on patients and their families. This decision was not made lightly.

We continue to assess the situation regularly, with the goal of bringing back critical care services to the Bowmanville Hospital when staffing stabilizes, and it is safe to do so. Lakeridge Health has every intention to resume critical care services as quickly and safely as possible. We thank our staff for their continued dedication and commitment. And we thank our community for their patience, cooperation, and understanding during this extremely challenging time.

For more information, please contact:
Sharon Navarro
Manager, PR and Digital Communications
Lakeridge Health