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Durham Region’s health-care facilities serve residents with a full suite of services, including hospitals, specialty medical centres and clinics. Over the past decade, a number of investments have contributed to the upgrading and expansion of local hospital and health-care networks. With a mission of delivering outstanding patient care, Durham Region’s health-care facilities provide consistent and professional health services.

Lakeridge Health is one of Ontario’s largest community hospitals, serving people across Durham Region and beyond. With four hospital sites and three emergency rooms, they serve Durham’s diverse population. Durham Region families rely on Lakeridge Health’s many services, including a leading regional cancer centre, diabetes management, dialysis, adult and children’s mental health services, and a newly renovated Women’s and Children’s program.

With more than 4,000 doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals on staff, and nearly 1,000 volunteers, Lakeridge Health is developing a reputation as a quality leader and innovator.

Rouge Valley Health System is an excellent acute care community hospital with many programs, including emergency, obstetrics, paediatrics, surgery, mental health and regional cardiac care. Rouge Valley consists of several health sites, including two community hospital campuses: Rouge Valley Centenary in east Toronto; and Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering in west Durham. Together, a team of physicians, nurses and many other professionals care for a broad spectrum of health conditions.

Health care in Durham Region

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Exemplary patient care is delivered through safe and evidence-based approaches where successful outcomes are achieved using best clinical practices and the latest advances in research. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration and hope.

For more information on health care in Durham Region, connect with the Durham Region Health Department by visiting

Our local hospital network includes:

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