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Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017

Port Perry Hospital will be restored and reopened as soon as possible.
Durham – Work is underway at Port Perry Hospital as Lakeridge Health begins to develop the plan to rebuild and reopen the facility damaged in a fire on August 25.
External engineering, construction, insurance and electrical experts along with Hospital Operations staff have been on site to review, assess and establish options for hospital restoration. The...

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Posted Monday, August 28, 2017

Durham – To ensure Port Perry residents have access to care, Lakeridge Health is extending capacity at its other acute care hospitals following the recent fire at the Port Perry Hospital, which is part of the Lakeridge Health system.
“We want to reassure patients and families that while the Port Perry Hospital remains temporarily closed, we are able to provide safe, quality care within our regional system,” says Matthew Anderson, Lakeridge Health President...

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Posted Monday, May 29, 2017

Durham — Lakeridge Health has developed clear new opioid prescription guidelines and processes for people seeking pain relief in its Emergency Departments.   In 2014, more Ontarians died using opioids than in motor vehicle collisions. Opioids, such as Oxycodone, Dilaudid, Morphine and Tylenol NO. 3 are highly addictive and are known to cause confusion, drowsiness, and even death.   “We know that prescription narcotics can just be as dangerous as street...
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Posted Monday, April 24, 2017

Durham — Lakeridge Health has introduced a new Family Presence Policy that ends standard “visiting hours” and lets family members and partners-in-care spend more time with their loved ones. “Patients, their family members and other partners-in-care are essential members of our Lakeridge Health team, so we’re excited to be supporting this philosophy of care,” said Patient Experience Director Cathy Fiordalisi Smith. “Family and friends...
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Posted Friday, April 21, 2017

As part of the Minister’s Order that directed our integration with the former Rouge Valley Ajax-Pickering hospital, we were asked to adopt a corporate name that reflects Durham Region.
After extensive research and polling, we’ve determined that, for the majority of people in every community in Durham, the name “Lakeridge Health” is already reflective of Durham. We also found that there is a strong attachment to the names of each of our five local hospitals....

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