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Government of Ontario speeds up redevelopment of Bowmanville Hospital

Bowmanville, ON – MPP David Piccini, MPP Coe, Mayor Foster, and the Lakeridge Health Board of Trustees announced today that the redevelopment of Lakeridge Health’s Bowmanville Hospital is moving to Stage 2 of the planning process and one step closer to completion.

“We’re moving on the redevelopment of the Bowmanville Hospital, and I thank the board, staff, volunteers and everyone who has made this announcement possible,” said David Piccini, MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South. “This announcement today means we’re getting shovels in the ground faster, so that our community has access to the best quality of patient care possible.”

“Investing in healthcare, right here in the Durham Region, is essential for patient’s recovery and care experience,” said David Piccini, MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South. “This announcement today means that we’re getting shovels in ground faster, so that our community has access to the best quality of care possible.” 

“Supporting projects like the redevelopment of Bowmanville Hospital is a vital part of our government’s plan to build a stronger, more resilient health care system that will support Ontarians for generations to come,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Moving the hospital to Stage 2 of the planning process brings us closer to getting shovels in the ground and ensuring that patients and families in Durham Region can access the modern facilities and services they need and deserve.”

“This is an unprecedented time for healthcare across the Region as the new Lakeridge Health builds an acute care system to better serve people living and working in the Region of Durham.” said Whitby MPP, Lorne Coe and Chief Government Whip. “This transformational renovation and expansion will provide modern facilities to deliver care that will improve the patient experience and enhance access to the programs and services our community needs most.”

“On behalf of Clarington Council and the entire community, I am so pleased to see the Bowmanville Hospital expansion moving forward to Stage 2,” said Adrian Foster, Mayor of Clarington. “Thanks to the Province’s ongoing commitment, we’re another step closer to the realization of this long-awaited project that will ensure continued access to timely, high-quality health care in our growing and vibrant community.” 

“This is an exciting period of growth for Durham Region, and we appreciate that the province has approved advancing the Bowmanville Hospital Redevelopment to the next stage in the planning process,” said Sharon Cochran, Chair, Board of Trustees, Lakeridge Health. “Today’s announcement will enable Lakeridge Health to finalize how the redevelopment project design will efficiently meet the acute care needs of the community and advance towards a much anticipated ground-breaking. Completing this project helps us achieve our vision of One System. Best Health. and enables Durham Region to have increased access to high-quality, modernized health-care services close to home for generations to come.”