Port Perry Hospital will return to deliver care and treatment to patients the morning of Wednesday, September 5th. A fire last August damaged the hospital’s mechanical and electrical systems, forcing a temporary closure.
The mechanical and electrical infrastructure sections of the hospital damaged by fire were fully restored during the closure. Upgrades were also made to the Emergency and Diagnostic Imaging departments, and the mechanical and electrical rooms. Two new generators were installed, and several patient care areas were improved, including the New Life Centre.
“We are grateful for the unwavering support of north Durham residents, the Port Perry Hospital Foundation and Auxiliary, the Medical Associates of Port Perry, and our community partners throughout the past year,” said Matthew Anderson, President and CEO of Lakeridge Health. “With more than 14,000 Emergency Department visits, more than 250 births, more than 13,500 diagnostic exams and approximately 3,375 surgeries per year, this hospital is vital to the community and to the Lakeridge Health system. We are excited to reopen Port Perry Hospital and resume local delivery of much-needed acute care services to the community.”
For further details or to see the latest in the Port Perry Hospital video series visit www.lakeridgehealth.on.ca