The Friends of Ajax/Pickering Hospital is a group of concerned citizens, doctors, nurses, other health care providers, business officials, and patients who support the continued presence of Ajax/Pickering Hospital as the major hospital to fully service all present and future health needs of rapidly growing West Durham region.
Walter Donaldson, chair, 5 Kirkham Drive, Ajax, Ontario L1S 5L1
All rights reserved. Prepared by citizen volunteers. 2016
Health Minister Hoskins Approves Durham Health Corporation
A Durham hospital for Durham people was created April 28th when Health & Long-
In the future, the Ajax-
A separate Scarborough-
Speaking recently to Ajax Council, Friends chairperson Walter Donaldson stated ‘a single Health Care System with fair and equal representation from all the municipalities and encompassing all the hospitals in Durham Region is the way to go’. statement
Local Councils in Pickering and Ajax have, in the past, called for a ‘single hospital corporation for all communities within Durham Region’ as a way of responding to population growth & improving local fundraising. There has been a public perception that services have been moved from the local hospital.
To help advance integration efforts, Mr. Mark Rochon has been appointed for a 90 day period to advise the Minister. Mr. Rochon is currently a Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto on Health policy, Management and Evaluation. statement