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Posted Friday, August 02, 2019

Dozens of providers informed Durham OHT submission Durham – Durham health care and social service providers received the green light from the provincial Ministry of Health (MOH) to submit a full application to vie to become an Ontario Health Team (OHT). OHTs, a new way of coordinating and delivering people-centred health care, are being developed as part of the provincial government’s health system plan and People’s Healthcare Act, 2019.
Through OHTs,...

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Posted Tuesday, July 30, 2019

OSHAWA, Ontario – Today, the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre (DRCC) at Lakeridge Health unveiled a new, technologically-advanced robot that prepares injectable cancer treatments. The new robot is part of a transformation of oncology pharmacy services at the DRCC.
“As one of Ontario’s leading cancer programs, the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre has some of the lowest cancer treatment wait times and a well-earned reputation for...

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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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