Bowmanville, Ont. hospital to undergo redevelopment project
A hospital in Bowmanville, Ont. – part of the province’s Durham region – will undergo a redevelopment project.
A new hospital wing will be construction, which will include an emergency department, surgical services, critical care unit, inpatient units and diagnostic imaging.
The Ontario government approved the project, which will replace the existing North wing of the hospital.
“Part of what makes East Durham a great place to live is access to quality health care services at our local hospital,” said Valentine Lovekin, chair the Lakeridge Health board of trustees. “Today’s announcement to expand and revitalize Bowmanville Hospital ensures that the East Durham community will have access to high-quality health care for generations to come.”
Lakeridge Health is a community hospital in Ontario with five hospital sites in Ajax Pickering, Bowmanville, Oshawa, Port Perry and Whitby.
“This is an unprecedented time for health care across the region as the new Lakeridge Health builds an acute care system to better serve people living and working throughout Durham Region,” said Matthew Anderson, president and CEO of Lakeridge Health. “This transformational renovation and expansion will provide modern facilities for our talented team to deliver care that will improve the patient experience and enhance access to those programs and services our community needs most.”
The redevelopment aims to provide enhanced patient care through the use of modernized facilities for the region – which is one of the fastest growing regions in Ontario, with its population expected to double by 2041.
In 2016-17, there were 38,289 inpatient hospital admissions and 210,592 emergency room visits across Lakeridge Health.
SOURCE: LAKERIDGE HEALTH