Restoring and Reopening Port Perry Hospital

 

May 25, 2018

Port Perry Hospital upgrades include patient experience enhancements

New video outlines improvements to the hospital’s New Life Centre

Improving the overall patient experience is an important component of our ongoing commitment to restore and reopen Port Perry Hospital. As work continues, a new video released today highlights the partnership between Lakeridge Health and the Port Perry Hospital Foundation and the improvements underway to enhance the experience at the hospital’s New Life Centre.

“While the temporary closure of Port Perry Hospital has been difficult for North Durham residents, it has given us the unique opportunity to complete additional upgrades to improve many of our patient care areas,” said Matthew Anderson, Lakeridge Health President and CEO.

New Life Centre improvements include upgrades to patient rooms include washroom facilities. The Foundation is also asking for community support to help raise funds for equipment such as cardiac and fetal monitors, phototherapy lights, and other items to help support families.

“These enhancements will make Port Perry Hospital a more modern health facility by better meeting the needs of patients and families in our community,” said Rachel Agnoluzzi, Port Perry Hospital Foundation CEO. “Through the generous support of the community, we look forward to these additional upgrades, which will allow us to keep pace with larger community hospitals.”

Restoration efforts continue and construction is slated for completion by early July. Lakeridge Health and the Port Perry Hospital Foundation will continue to work together to open a more enhanced version of the hospital the first week in September to better serve the needs of those living in North Durham.

For up-to-date information on the progress of Port Perry Hospital restoration plans, please visit our website or find us on social media using Twitter and Facebook.

Our Commitment 

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.

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 can reach us directly at PortPerryQuestions@lakeridgehealth.on.ca or call the Port Perry Hotline at 1-833-681-9840.