BOWMANVILLE, ONT. — The redevelopment of Lakeridge Health’s hospital site in Bowmanville, Ont. is getting a $2.5 million boost from the Ontario Government to offset the costs of planning the renewal and expansion of the hospital’s infrastructure.
The announcement was made Jan. 11. The project includes the redevelopment of the current Bowmanville Hospital through a mix of new construction as well as renovations to the existing facility. Once complete, the new facility is expected to meet the needs of those living in Bowmanville, Clarington and surrounding areas.
In addition to the redevelopment project, Ontario is also supporting the development of an interim helipad for Bowmanville Hospital, which will improve how Lakeridge Health transfers critical patients to and from Bowmanville Hospital while the redevelopment project is being completed. The support for the interim helipad will be separate from the $2.5 million planning grant provided for the redevelopment project, indicates a release.
“Durham is one of the fastest growing regions in Ontario and Bowmanville Hospital had its last major expansion over 30 years ago,” said Lindsey Park, MPP for Durham and parliamentary assistant to the attorney general, in a statement. “Today’s announcement will help modernize our community hospital and ensure Lakeridge Health can deliver better patient-centered and timely care, both now and into the future.”