Lakeridge Health Ajax now staffing new Lakeridge Gardens long term care home

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Published March 2, 2022 at 3:05 pm

With major construction nearly completed, the focus has shifted to staffing and Lakeridge Health has already hired 164 Personal Support Workers, 47 Registered Practical Nurses, and 29 Registered Nurses for the Lakeridge Gardens Long Term Care Home, located next to Ajax-Pickering General Hospital.

Once fully operational, 504 dedicated healthcare and administration staff will work at Lakeridge Gardens.

Lakeridge Health chose Lakeridge Gardens as the name for the new facility a little more than a month ago, following a public naming contest that drew more than 600 responses.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, along with Ministers Paul Calandra, Christine Elliott, Kinga Surma, and Peter Bethlenfalvy, paid a visit to Lakeridge Gardens February 1 to celebrate the upcoming opening of the new home, as well as the winning name.

Announced in 2020, Lakeridge Gardens is the first long-term care home being developed under Ontario’s Accelerated Build Pilot Program. The fact that the home will be built on time and on schedule is a testimony to the collaboration between Lakeridge Health, Infrastructure Ontario, and PCL Construction.

Ford said during his visit he was “very proud” to see   the first new long-term care home at Ajax Pickering Hospital built under our government’s Accelerated Build Pilot program in just 13 months.

“We heard the call for more long-term care beds for our most vulnerable and Team Ontario is delivering on that promise.”

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