Restoring and Reopening

Port Perry Restore and Reopen

Restoring and reopening Port Perry Hospital is one of our top priorities.

Lakeridge Health is committed to continue to provide access to services for Port Perry and is focused on restoring the facility and safely reopening the Hospital as soon as possible.

Since the fire last August, construction crews and engineering experts have been onsite repairing damage and creating a detailed plan of the work required to safely open the site. Based on the plan, construction and restoration of the building is scheduled to be complete the first week of July with the patient services opening the first week of September, 2018 - just after Labour Day.

Lakeridge Health is committed to working with our construction partners to move this work forward as soon as possible. Further, Lakeridge Health will work collaboratively with municipal, provincial and health system partners to restore the site.

In the meantime, Lakeridge Health has put short-term plans in place to provide residents of North Durham access to health care services. While the hospital building is temporarily closed, all staff have been relocated to other parts of the Lakeridge Health system.

Lakeridge Health is committed to keeping the local community informed as the project progresses and will share updates about definitive timelines for repairs and re-opening once we have them. 

Significant Damage to Hospital's Building Systems

While most of the fire damage was contained to one part of the building, the area of the hospital most impacted was the power plant. All of the electrical, mechanical and environmental systems sustained significant water damage which impacts all of the operations at the hospital.

Due to the complex nature of hospital operations, including the Operating Rooms, medical equipment and medical gases required to safely support patient care, restoration of the building is a significant undertaking.

Repairing the hospital's electrical, mechanical and environmental systems is complex and will take time to carry out as most of the systems will need to be custom built before it can be installed.

Work Currently Underway at Port Perry Hospital

Construction experts and the hospital team have been concentrating on restoration efforts since the night of the fire. 

Restoration efforts include the construction and installation of a new boiler room, HVAC system and power plant. Construction crews have been working extended hours and with the team at Lakeridge Health to pre-select and pre-order long delivery items for all systems including generators, boilers and HVAC systems to accelerate the restoration efforts. 

Crews are focused on mechanical room upgrades, which will ensure the room is better protected. Prior to the fire, all of the hospital's systems-mechanical, electrical and environmental were located in one area, which was heavily damaged during the fire.  As part of the restoration, these systems are now located separately in their own protected spaces. 

Lakeridge Health is making a number of safety enhancements, renovating various areas of the hospital to improve the patient experience and improving the hosital systems which support electrical, mechanical and environmental systems.  

Once restoration and construction is complete, it is expected to take eight weeks for the Lakeridge Health team to prep the building, do a terminal clean and sterilize all clinical areas, re-stock hospital inventory, and move in, test and re-certify all medical equipment.   

Below are photos of work currently underway at the Hospital:

Photo Gallery: Archived Port Perry Photos - June, 2018 will appear here on the public site.