Hospital networks: Durham Region has been well served by Lakeridge Health (LH) – which has sites in Bowmanville, Oshawa, Port Perry and Whitby – and Rouge Valley Health System, which operates a site in Ajax.
In fall 2016, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced the merger of the Ajax site of Rouge Valley Health System. They will be operated by LH, paving the way for improved hospital infrastructure and the planning of new acute care facilities. The merger will make the new LH the fourth-largest community hospital in Ontario. A new hospital site is being planned for Durham. Learn more at www.ourhospitals.ca.
- LH’s stroke services achieved Stroke Distinction, Accreditation Canada’s highest rating for stroke care.
- The Durham Regional Cancer Centre has been ranked one of the top three cancer centres in Ontario since 2014.
- LH recently opened a new specialty dialysis unit at its Whitby site to support people during their first four to six weeks of dialysis treatment.
- LH has been recognized several times as one of the Greater Toronto Area’s Top 100 Employers.
Health-care providers: Durham Region is home to a wide variety of reputable health-care providers, including the Oshawa Clinic Group, the country’s largest health clinic. Ontario Shores Mental Health Sciences is located in Whitby.