UPDATE: Bowmanville Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Posted on Wednesday August 17, 2022

Recently, Lakeridge Health made the difficult decision to temporarily relocate the six Bowmanville Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds and consolidate critical care services to the Ajax Pickering and Oshawa Hospitals. There was no loss of critical care bed capacity delivered by Lakeridge Health critical care teams as a result of this consolidation; there have been no interruptions to services at the Emergency Department; and a critical care physician has remained onsite throughout this period.

We have restored some critical care nursing services at the Bowmanville Hospital, and we continue to work diligently to stabilize staffing in order to fully return services in the ICU.

We recognize the impact this situation has had on our staff, patients, and their families. We are so grateful to the staff and physicians who are now providing these critical care services, as well as those who are working tirelessly to ensure adequate staffing to safely return all services as soon as possible.

We also appreciate the patience, cooperation, and understanding of the Durham Region community during this extremely challenging time.

Patient safety and supporting the needs of our team members remains our top priority and we will continue to closely monitor this situation in the days ahead and provide further updates as soon as they become available.


For more information, please contact:

Sharon Navarro

Manager, PR and Digital Communications

Lakeridge Health