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Posted Sunday, April 26, 2020

April 26, 2020 – Pickering, Ontario – Through the combined efforts of Lakeridge Health, Southbridge Care Homes, Durham Region Public Health, and the Canadian Armed Forces, good progress continues to be made to combat the COVID-19 outbreak and care for residents at Orchard Villa. Physicians, nurses, personal support workers, and other experts continue to help stop the spread of the virus and bring aid to the people most in need.
“We are putting the residents...

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Posted Saturday, April 25, 2020

Deep cleaning, more staffing, physician rounding and enhanced communications with  designated family members underway
April 25, 2020 – Pickering, Ontario – Over the past 48 hours Lakeridge Health, in support of Southbridge Care, has significantly increased the supports being provided to residents of Pickering’s Orchard Villa long-term care and retirement home. Physicians, nurses, personal support workers, and other experts have come to the home...

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Posted Friday, April 24, 2020

On April 22, Lakeridge Health took a leadership role in managing the COVID-19 outbreak at Orchard Villa in support of its partners at Southbridge Care.
Lakeridge Health took leadership of the response at the request of Durham Region Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Kyle, under the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act.  
The Lakeridge Health response is led by Leslie Motz, Vice President Patient Services, and Chief Nursing Executive. Leslie, and a team...

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Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Lakeridge Health to lead enhanced monitoring, investigating, and responding to COVID-19 outbreak and providing care for residents
On April 21, Durham Region Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Kyle, issued an Order under the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act to Orchard Villa in Pickering to address the immediate risk of COVID-19 to residents and staff of this home. The Order indicates that a communicable disease outbreak exists at this facility, which presents...

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Posted Friday, April 17, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbours of Durham Region,
Thank you for your unwavering support, friendship and commitment to the Lakeridge Health team during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through personal messages, compassionate acts and tangible donations of equipment and services, the community is helping to keep our team healthy, safe and at work to care and support people across Durham Region.
Since Ontario declared a State of Emergency on March 17, all of us have been called upon...

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