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Posted Tuesday, July 16, 2019

At Lakeridge Health, patient safety is our top priority.
All patients at Lakeridge Health who require an emergency transfer to another facility are transported by land, air or a combination of both.
Oshawa Airport is currently serving as the interim helicopter landing site to serve the needs of Bowmanville Hospital. This is as a result of a temporary suspension of air ambulance service at Bowmanville Hospital by Ornge after the downwash from a helicopter landing at the...

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Posted Thursday, July 04, 2019


Available across Durham Region, the improved test enables earlier detection of cancer
Durham residents now have access to the new Fecal Immunonchemical Test (FIT), a more accurate and easier screening method for colon cancer that is available free of charge from primary care providers, as part of the provincial ColonCancerCheck program. 
The FIT is a simple, safe and accurate at-home test that checks a person’s stool (poop) for tiny amounts...

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Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2019

New Vision Reimagines the Future of Health Care in Durham Region  
North Pickering, ON – Lakeridge Health celebrated a year of achievements and launched a new Strategic Plan that reimagines the future of health in Durham Region at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 20.
Highlights from 2018/19 included:
Improvements to the experience of patients and families in Lakeridge Health Emergency Departments.
New services such as the Gynecologic...

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Posted Friday, June 21, 2019

Innovative Service Will Expand Access to Local Health and Community Services
North Pickering, ON – On June 20, the Lakeridge Health community marked an important milestone for local health care in Durham Region with a ceremonial groundbreaking at the future site of the North Pickering Health and Wellness Centre (NPHWC).
Sharon Cochran, Lakeridge Health’s Board Chair and Matthew Anderson, Lakeridge Health President and CEO were joined by the Hon. Peter...

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Posted Friday, May 31, 2019

Durham Region – On Saturday, May 25, approximately 70 primary care providers, surgeons and other health care partners gathered at the second annual “Innovative Surgical Care Close to Home” event to discuss strategies to improve access to mental health services for surgery patients in Durham Region.
Presenters represented a variety of disciplines including surgery, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesia, and community mental health. The topics...

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