Lakeridge Health Issues Call for Proposals for Identification of a Site for Proposed New Hospital

Posted on Tuesday September 21, 2021

Landowners in Durham Region invited to submit sites for consideration through public Call for Proposals

Durham Region – Since June, Lakeridge Health has been going through an independent site selection process to identify and protect land for a proposed new hospital in Durham Region. This involved a public consultation process in July and August, which included focus groups, interviews, a survey, a Facebook Live town hall, and a telephone poll providing members of the community opportunities to offer input on what considerations are important when selecting a site for a future hospital.

Using the feedback collected from the public consultations, the Expert Panel finalized the site selection criteria that will be used to score all land proposals and has now issued the Call for Proposals for the identification of the site for the proposed future hospital.

Interested respondents have until October 8, 2021 to complete the Mandatory Stage 1 Proposal Submission Requirements. Those respondents who are shortlisted will be notified by October 15, 2021. Shortlisted respondents will have until November 12, 2021 to complete the Additional Stage 2 Proposal Submission Requirements.

The Call for Proposals can be accessed on our website.

“A proposed future hospital will benefit not only the local area, but all the communities of Durham,” says Cynthia Davis, President and CEO, Lakeridge Health. “We want to encourage all interested landowners to submit their sites for consideration as part of this important process that will help shape health care in the region for years to come.”

 Lakeridge Health welcomes all landowners to submit their sites for consideration, and all interested parties are encouraged to carefully review the final site selection criteria contained in the Call prior to submitting their proposals.

It is important to note that Lakeridge Health has not yet been approved for a new hospital, however, the site selection process is an important first step in attaining that approval from the Ministry of Health.



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.

For information, contact:

Sharon Navarro

Manager, PR and Digital Communications

Lakeridge Health