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Posted Wednesday, March 04, 2020

The Board of Trustees (the Board) of Lakeridge Health is seeking two members to join in 2020/21. As a group of diverse, passionate and committed community leaders with a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience, the Board is responsible for the overall governance of the organization. 
Lakeridge Health is one of Ontario's largest community health systems, serving people across Durham Region and beyond.  Guided by the organization’s vision - One System....

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Posted Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Bowmanville Hospital tests technology to inform patients of the expected times to see a physician

Bowmanville Hospital has introduced the Personalized Predicted ED Wait Times, a pilot initiative that will tell patients in the emergency department (ED) how long they are expected to wait to see a physician. 
Using artificial intelligence, the system predicts individual wait times by considering a person’s health status, acuity and factors including...

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Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2020

No Smoking in Park across from Oshawa Hospital The Region of Durham recently updated its Smoking Bylaw to the  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 , which now prohibits smoking or vaping within 20 metres of all public parks. This means team members, patients and visitors can no longer smoke in the park located across from Oshawa Hospital’s main entrance on 1 Hospital Court. A reminder that smoking is also not permitted in the parking garage as this is hospital property.
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Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2020

What better time to quit smoking or to support someone to quit than National Non-Smoking Week. Did you know that lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers)?
In 2019, it was estimated that:
29,300 Canadians were diagnosed with lung cancer.
21,000 Canadians died from lung cancer.
80 Canadians were diagnosed with lung cancer every day.
58 Canadians died from lung cancer every day.
About 1 in 14 Canadian...

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Posted Friday, January 17, 2020

The 22-bed unit brings vital mental health care close to home in West Durham Ajax – Today, Lakeridge Health joined with leaders and community members from Durham Region to celebrate the official opening of the new 22-bed Mental Health Unit at Ajax Pickering Hospital. Durham Region’s new Mental Health Unit will begin admitting patients on January 21.
Sharon Cochran, Chair of the Board of Trustees and Matthew Anderson, President and CEO of Lakeridge Health were...

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