Port Perry Hospital to Reopen September 5

Posted on Wednesday June 13, 2018

Recent Upgrades Include Enhancements to the Emergency Department and Diagnostic Imaging

Durham Region – Lakeridge Health today announced that Port Perry Hospital will begin to deliver care and treatment to patients the morning of September 5, 2018. A fire last August damaged the hospital’s mechanical and electrical systems, forcing a temporary closure.

Over the past year, a number of upgrades have been made to the hospital, including:

  • Restoration of mechanical and electrical infrastructure and sections of the hospital damaged by fire;
  • Mechanical and electrical room upgrades, including the installation of two new generators;
  • Improvements to many patient care areas, including the New Life Centre;
  • The installation of new flooring in the Emergency Department and Diagnostic Imaging, where patients visit for x-rays and ultrasound; and
  • Upgraded exterior brick work to modernize the building’s facade.

“We are grateful for the unwavering support of north Durham residents, the Port Perry Hospital Foundation and Auxiliary, the Medical Associates of Port Perry, and our community partners throughout the past year,” said Matthew Anderson, President and CEO of Lakeridge Health. “With more than 14,000 Emergency Department visits, more than 250 births, more than 13,500 diagnostic exams and approximately 3,375 surgeries per year, this hospital is vital to the community and to the Lakeridge Health system. We are excited to reopen Port Perry Hospital and resume local delivery of much-needed acute care services to the community.”

Restoration and construction are expected to be complete by early July. After all medical equipment has been cleaned, sterilized and recertified, the hospital will be ready for its official reopening on September 5.

For an update on recent improvements to the hospital, please see the latest in the Port Perry Hospital video series here.

Please visit the Lakeridge Health website or find us on social media using Twitter or Facebook to learn more about the Port Perry Hospital restoration project. Details about the hospital’s reopening celebrations will be available in the coming weeks.

 

For more information, contact:

Andrea Piunno

Communications Specialist, Lakeridge Health

T.905.576.8711 extension 4317

C.905.242.5091

apiunno@lakeridgehealth.on.ca

communications@lakeridgehealth.on.ca