Port Perry Hospital Update

An Open Letter to the North Durham Community:

On August 25, 2017, the Port Perry hospital sustained damage from a fire that started during roofing construction. There has since been a suspension of services on site while we work to make the necessary repairs. 

We understand that there has been concern from residents who use the Port Perry hospital and we wanted to take this opportunity to assure community members that we understand their frustrations and are working to get the hospital operational again as soon as possible. Indeed, any assertion to the contrary is simply wrong.

While the physical damage to the built form of the hospital was moderate, the fire severely damaged the hospital's mechanical systems, which are required for the hospital to function safely and staff to service patients properly. Hospital mechanical systems are extremely complex and unique, and repairing the systems to its full function requires significant work. Most of the systems need to be custom built before they can be installed.

We realize the importance of delivering safe, local quality care to the Port Perry community and regret any inconveniences this has caused our patients, our staff, our community healthcare partners, and the community at large. We are committed to keeping the local community informed as the project progresses and we thank you in advance for your ongoing patience and understanding.

If members of the community have any questions they are always welcome to reach out to us directly at PortPerryQuestions@lakeridgehealth.on.ca or by calling the Port Perry Hotline at 1-833-681-9840.

Sincerely,

Matthew Anderson
President and CEO, Lakeridge Health