AJAX, ONT. — Leaders from Lakeridge Health, Infrastructure Ontario, PCL Construction and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the topping off of the new long-term care home being built at Lakeridge Health’s Ajax Pickering Hospital, with a ceremony signifying that the highest point of a building has been reached.
The long-term care home at Lakeridge Health will be part of a campus of care to ensure residents have close access to the specialized and complex care they need, and better integrate the long-term care home into the broader health care system, indicates a release.
“Achieving a topping off milestone in just eight months is an exceptional achievement that would not be possible without the passionate commitment of everyone involved,” said Todd Craigen, president of Eastern Canada, PCL Constructors Canada Inc., in a statement.
“Thank you to all of our partners and the nearly 310 women and men whose daily commitment to safety, over two shifts per day, has enabled us to reach this milestone during a global pandemic in order to advance safe and healthy homes for seniors in the Durham Region.”
The project is currently “on track” and “on time.” Once completed, the new 320-bed home will incorporate a modern design, as well as infection prevention and control best practices in order to ensure a safe and healthy space for seniors, a previous Lakeridge Health newsletter stated.